Average Weather in May in Gravette Arkansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 73°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 87°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 53°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 70°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gravette typically range from 70°F to 90°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 46°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 Gravette experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 43% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45% on May 15.
The clearest day of the month is May 7, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
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 Gravette, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 38% and ending it at 43%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 14% on January 13.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Gravette is essentially constant, remaining about 4.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 8.2 inches or falling below 2.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 5.0 inches on May 17.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
Over the course of May in Gravette, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 47 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 54 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 14 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Gravette is 6:24 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 23 minutes earlier at 6:01 AM on May 31.
The earliest sunset is 8:05 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 8:29 PM on May 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gravette 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 6:00 AM and sets 14 hours, 39 minutes later, at 8:39 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:25 AM and sets 9 hours, 40 minutes later, at 5:06 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gravette is very rapidly increasing during May, rising from 5% to 34% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 75% of the time, while on December 12, 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 Gravette is decreasing during May, decreasing from 7.8 miles per hour to 6.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on August 3, 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
The growing season in Gravette typically lasts for 6.7 months (207 days), from around April 5 to around October 29, rarely starting before March 15 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 10 or after November 18.
The month of May in Gravette 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 Gravette are rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 485°F, from 530°F to 1,014°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gravette is essentially constant during May, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.3 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gravette are 36.422 deg latitude, -94.454 deg longitude, and 1,184 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gravette contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 315 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,190 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (673 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,798 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gravette is covered by cropland (59%) and trees (38%), within 10 miles by cropland (54%) and trees (45%), and within 50 miles by cropland (51%) and trees (44%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gravette 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gravette.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gravette 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 Gravette is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gravette and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (31%, 21 kilometers, southeast); Bentonville Municipal Airport (27%, 23 kilometers, east); Smith Field (22%, 26 kilometers, south); Grove Municipal Airport (15%, 33 kilometers, northwest); and Monett Municipal Airport (5%, 66 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .