Denver - Recent May Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Denver, Colorado was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives May data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each May. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Denver had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Denver's Stapleton neighborhood.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Denver
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
63 40 2019 17 4
76 47 2018 24 8
69 42 2017 21 5
66 41 2016 19 5
62 42 2015 17 6
71 44 2014 22 7
71 44 2013 21 7
75 45 2012 24 7
63 40 2011 17 5
67 40 2010 20 4
Number of days in May when the temperature in Denver dropped to 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
5 2019 13 0
0 2018 21 3
4 2017 17 0
3 2016 14 0
2 2015 9 0
3 2014 17 0
4 2013 16 0
0 2012 22 2
2 2011 9 0
8 2010 14 2

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Denver during May in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for May in Denver
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
15 2019 3.2 80
9 2018 2.2 56
17 2017 4.8 121
14 2016 1.9 48
25 2015 5.0 128
13 2014 3.5 88
9 2013 1.2 31
8 2012 1.2 29
9 2011 3.7 93
6 2010 1.2 31

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Denver for May and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
1 2019 3.5 9
0 2018 0.0 0
0 2017 0.0 0
0 2016 0.2 1
1 2015 5.8 15
1 2014 4.0 10
1 2013 2.3 6
0 2012 0.0 0
0 2011 0.0 0
1 2010 2.0 5
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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