Average Weather in May in Schüpfheim Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 56°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 74°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 37°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 51°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Schüpfheim typically range from 51°F to 70°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 31°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in May
Haines, Alaska, United States (4,819 miles away); Terrace, Canada (4,988 miles); and Nelson, Canada (5,020 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Schüpfheim (view comparison).
The month of May in Schüpfheim experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 59% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61% on May 8.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 43% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Schüpfheim, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 46%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on June 12, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Over the course of May in Schüpfheim, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 34% to 46%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 3% to 0%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Schüpfheim is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.5 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 4.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.2 inches or falls below 2.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during May in Schüpfheim is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Over the course of May in Schüpfheim, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 11 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 16 minutes, 35 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Schüpfheim is 6:12 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 5:37 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:38 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 9:14 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Schüpfheim during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:32 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 9:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:10 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Schüpfheim is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on October 8, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Schüpfheim is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during May is 5.3 miles per hour on May 27.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Schüpfheim typically lasts for 5.3 months (161 days), from around May 6 to around October 15, rarely starting before April 16 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 22 or after November 3.
During May in Schüpfheim, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 38% to 93% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Schüpfheim are gradually increasing during May, increasing by 116°F, from 56°F to 172°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Schüpfheim is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.5 kWh to 6.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Schüpfheim are 46.952 deg latitude, 8.017 deg longitude, and 3,071 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Schüpfheim contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,881 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,966 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,151 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (13,127 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Schüpfheim is covered by grassland (68%) and trees (29%), within 10 miles by trees (51%) and grassland (40%), and within 50 miles by trees (30%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Schüpfheim year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Schüpfheim.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Schüpfheim according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Schüpfheim is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Schüpfheim and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Interlaken Airport (34%, 24 kilometers, south); Emmen Air Base (22%, 27 kilometers, northeast); Buochs Airport (23%, 29 kilometers, east); and Bern-Belp Airport (22%, 40 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .