Average Weather in May in Beaumont Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 81°F to 87°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 64°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 76°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Beaumont typically range from 74°F to 92°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°F to 61°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
El Hamma, Tunisia (5,800 miles away); Fuzhou, China (7,981 miles); and Roxby Downs, Australia (9,433 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Beaumont (view comparison).
The month of May in Beaumont experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on July 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on October 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Beaumont, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 35%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 45% on June 23, and its lowest chance is 23% on April 15.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Beaumont is increasing, starting the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.0 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.2 inches or falls below 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Beaumont, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 36 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 13 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 28 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 21 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Beaumont is 6:33 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 6:15 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:53 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 19 minutes later at 8:12 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Beaumont 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 6:15 AM and sets 14 hours, 5 minutes later, at 8:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:08 AM and sets 10 hours, 12 minutes later, at 5:20 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Beaumont is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 54% to 86% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Beaumont is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 7.6 miles per hour to 6.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Beaumont is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Beaumont is increasing during May, rising by 7°F, from 74°F to 80°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Beaumont typically lasts for 10 months (303 days), from around February 7 to around December 7, rarely starting after March 15, or ending before November 12.
The month of May in Beaumont is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Beaumont are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 742°F, from 1,326°F to 2,068°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Beaumont is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Beaumont are 30.086 deg latitude, -94.102 deg longitude, and 16 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Beaumont is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 43 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 15 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (39 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (367 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Beaumont is covered by artificial surfaces (72%) and herbaceous vegetation (28%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (48%) and artificial surfaces (25%), and within 50 miles by herbaceous vegetation (43%) and water (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Beaumont 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 Beaumont.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Beaumont 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 Beaumont is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Beaumont and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Beaumont Municipal Airport (55%, 11 kilometers, west); Jack Brooks Regional Airport (29%, 17 kilometers, southeast); Orange County Airport (13%, 29 kilometers, east); and Jasper, Jasper County-Bell Field Airport (2.4%, 89 kilometers, north).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .