Average Weather in May in Inari Finland
Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 41°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 66°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 11°F, from 27°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Inari typically range from 49°F to 64°F, while on January 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 1°F to 16°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
The month of May in Inari experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 64% to 59%.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 41% of the time.
For reference, on January 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on July 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 45%.
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 Inari, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 24% and ending it at 30%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on July 14, and its lowest chance is 12% on March 12.
Over the course of May in Inari, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 16% to 29%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 4% to 1%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 4% to 0%.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Inari is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.5 inches or falls below 0.9 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 Inari is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.2 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Due to its extreme latitude, Inari experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the summer in Inari during 2021, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.0 months, rising at 1:28 AM on May 21, and not setting again until 12:48 AM on July 23. As such, polar day begins in May and lasts beyond the end of the month.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 18 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Inari is 3:57 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 30 minutes earlier at 1:28 AM on May 21.
The earliest sunset is 10:24 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 24 minutes later at 12:47 AM on May 20.
Daylight saving time is observed in Inari during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. 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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Inari is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Inari is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 7.2 miles per hour to 6.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
The wind direction in Inari during May is predominantly out of the south from May 1 to May 19 and the north from May 19 to May 31.
Wind Direction in May
The growing season in Inari typically lasts for 3.3 months (103 days), from around May 26 to around September 6, rarely starting before May 10 or after June 11, and rarely ending before August 16 or after September 28.
During May in Inari, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly increasing rising from 2% to 64% 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 Inari are essentially constant during May, remaining within 14°F of 16°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Inari is increasing during May, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 4.9 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 Inari are 68.906 deg latitude, 27.029 deg longitude, and 400 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Inari contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 597 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 497 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,027 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,867 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Inari is covered by trees (72%) and water (20%), within 10 miles by trees (74%) and water (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (71%) and herbaceous vegetation (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Inari, 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 Inari.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Inari 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 Inari is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Inari and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ivalo Airport (75%, 37 kilometers, southeast); Kirkenes (10%, 145 kilometers, northeast); Enontekiö Airport (8%, 158 kilometers, west); and Alta Lufthavn (7%, 186 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .