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May Weather in Nürnberg Germany

Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 63°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 82°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 43°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 57°F.

For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Nürnberg typically range from 56°F to 77°F, while on February 9, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 39°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in May in Nürnberg

Average High and Low Temperature in May in NürnbergMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313125°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FAprJunMay 163°FMay 163°F43°F43°FMay 3169°FMay 3169°F50°F50°FMay 1165°FMay 1165°F46°F46°FMay 2168°FMay 2168°F48°F48°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 in Nürnberg

Average Hourly Temperature in May in NürnbergMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hope, Canada (5,056 miles away) and Banner Elk, United States (4,501 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Nürnberg (view comparison).

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The month of May in Nürnberg experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is May 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.

For reference, on December 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 72%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 59%.

Cloud Cover Categories in May in Nürnberg

Cloud Cover Categories in May in NürnbergMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJunMay 146%May 146%May 3148%May 3148%May 1146%May 1146%May 2147%May 2147%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Nürnberg, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 34%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on July 17, and its lowest chance is 19% on February 29.

Probability of Precipitation in May in Nürnberg

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Nürnberg is increasing, starting the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.0 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.4 inches on May 31.

Average Monthly Rainfall in May in Nürnberg

Average Monthly Rainfall in May in NürnbergMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 inAprJunMay 312.4 inMay 312.4 inMay 11.6 inMay 11.6 inMay 111.9 inMay 111.9 inMay 212.2 inMay 212.2 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of May in Nürnberg, 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, 18 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 36 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 12 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 14 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 15 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May in Nürnberg

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Nürnberg is 5:53 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 5:14 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 8:33 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 9:12 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Nürnberg during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:08 AM and sets 16 hours, 17 minutes later, at 9:25 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets 8 hours, 9 minutes later, at 4:18 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May in Nürnberg

The solar day over the course of May. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in May in Nürnberg

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in May in NürnbergMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMAprJun00101020202030304040505060000101020203030304040505060NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of May 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in Nürnberg

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in NürnbergMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunApr 88:22 PMApr 88:22 PMApr 241:50 AMApr 241:50 AMMay 85:23 AMMay 85:23 AMMay 233:54 PMMay 233:54 PMJun 62:38 PMJun 62:38 PMJun 223:09 AMJun 223:09 AM6:30 AM6:30 AM7:52 PM7:52 PM8:05 PM8:05 PM6:03 AM6:03 AM5:28 AM5:28 AM9:45 PM9:45 PM9:35 PM9:35 PM5:18 AM5:18 AM4:27 AM4:27 AM10:01 PM10:01 PM9:40 PM9:40 PM4:45 AM4:45 AMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
May 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
50%3:18 AMSE11:40 AMSW-7:29 AMS232,749 mi
2
41%3:43 AMESE1:05 PMWSW-8:23 AMS230,366 mi
3
30%4:02 AMESE2:31 PMWSW-9:15 AMS228,278 mi
4
19%4:19 AME3:56 PMW-10:05 AMS226,684 mi
5
11%4:34 AME5:21 PMW-10:54 AMS225,790 mi
6
4%4:50 AMENE6:48 PMWNW-11:44 AMS225,764 mi
7
1%5:07 AMENE8:17 PMWNW-12:35 PMS226,703 mi
8
0%5:28 AMENE9:45 PMNW-1:29 PMS228,596 mi
9
3%5:56 AMNE11:10 PMNW-2:26 PMS231,314 mi
10
8%6:34 AMNE--3:25 PMS234,627 mi
11
15%-12:22 AMNW7:25 AMNE4:24 PMS238,235 mi
12
23%-1:19 AMNW8:29 AMNE5:20 PMS241,820 mi
13
33%-2:01 AMNW9:41 AMNE6:12 PMS245,090 mi
14
43%-2:30 AMNW10:55 AMNE6:59 PMS247,812 mi
15
50%-2:51 AMWNW12:08 PMENE7:43 PMS249,823 mi
16
62%-3:07 AMWNW1:18 PMENE8:24 PMS251,035 mi
17
71%-3:21 AMWNW2:26 PME9:03 PMS251,431 mi
18
80%-3:33 AMW3:34 PME9:41 PMS251,055 mi
19
87%-3:44 AMW4:41 PME10:20 PMS250,001 mi
20
93%-3:56 AMWSW5:51 PMESE11:01 PMS248,400 mi
21
97%-4:10 AMWSW7:03 PMESE11:45 PMS246,404 mi
22
99%-4:26 AMWSW8:18 PMSE--
23
100%-4:48 AMSW9:35 PMSE12:33 AMS244,170 mi
24
100%-5:18 AMSW10:48 PMSE1:26 AMS241,844 mi
25
98%-5:59 AMSW11:52 PMSE2:23 AMS239,550 mi
26
93%-6:56 AMSW-3:24 AMS237,379 mi
27
87%12:43 AMSE8:07 AMSW-4:25 AMS235,388 mi
28
78%1:20 AMSE9:28 AMSW-5:24 AMS233,603 mi
29
67%1:47 AMESE10:53 AMWSW-6:20 AMS232,039 mi
30
50%2:08 AMESE12:17 PMWSW-7:12 AMS230,714 mi
31
44%2:25 AMESE1:40 PMW-8:01 AMS229,671 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Nürnberg is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Nürnberg

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in NürnbergMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%AprJunMay 10%May 10%May 310%May 310%May 110%May 110%May 210%May 210%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Nürnberg is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 8.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on January 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.9 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in May in Nürnberg

Average Wind Speed in May in NürnbergMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphAprJunMay 18.5 mphMay 18.5 mphMay 318.1 mphMay 318.1 mphMay 118.6 mphMay 118.6 mphMay 218.4 mphMay 218.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Nürnberg throughout May is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 40% on May 31.

Wind Direction in May in Nürnberg

Wind Direction in May in NürnbergMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%AprJunNowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Nürnberg typically lasts for 5.9 months (181 days), from around April 22 to around October 20, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 13, and rarely ending before October 2 or after November 9.

The month of May in Nürnberg is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 71% to 99% over the course of the month.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Nürnberg

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Nürnberggrowing seasonMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJun71%May 171%May 199%May 3199%May 3187%May 1187%May 1196%May 2196%May 2150%Apr 2250%Apr 22Apr 210%Apr 210%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Nürnberg are increasing during May, increasing by 249°F, from 144°F to 393°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in May in Nürnberg

Growing Degree Days in May in NürnbergMay1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303131100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°F350°F350°F400°F400°F450°F450°F500°F500°FAprJunMay 1144°FMay 1144°FMay 31393°FMay 31393°FMay 11211°FMay 11211°FMay 21294°FMay 21294°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of May, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Nürnberg is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 5.5 kWh to 6.3 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Nürnberg

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in NürnbergMay11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhAprJunMay 15.5 kWhMay 15.5 kWhMay 316.3 kWhMay 316.3 kWhMay 115.8 kWhMay 115.8 kWhMay 216.1 kWhMay 216.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nürnberg are 49.454 deg latitude, 11.078 deg longitude, and 984 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Nürnberg contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,027 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (604 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,270 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Nürnberg is covered by artificial surfaces (94%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and artificial surfaces (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (49%) and trees (36%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Nürnberg, 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 Nürnberg.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Nürnberg 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 Nürnberg is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Nürnberg and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

  • Nuremberg Airport (EDDN, 86%, 3.1 mi, north, 59 ft elevation change)
  • Roth (ETHR, 7%, 16 mi, south, 282 ft elevation change)
  • Ansbach / Katterbach (ETEB, 4.3%, 22 mi, southwest, 548 ft elevation change)
  • Kuemmersruck (ETGK, 2.2%, 37 mi, east, 387 ft elevation change)

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Nürnberg and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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