Detroit - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





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

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

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Detroit Metro Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Detroit
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
77 55 2018 25 13
68 50 2017 20 10
71 51 2016 22 11
75 54 2015 24 12
72 51 2014 22 11
75 52 2013 24 11
76 54 2012 25 12
70 52 2011 21 11
72 53 2010 22 12
Number of days in May when the temperature in Detroit 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
0 2018 25 4
0 2017 13 0
0 2016 17 0
0 2015 22 0
0 2014 18 0
1 2013 24 0
0 2012 24 2
0 2011 16 1
0 2010 18 0

Rainy Weather iconRain

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

Total rainfall for May in Detroit
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
15 2018 6.3 161
14 2017 4.4 111
12 2016 2.2 56
17 2015 5.6 141
13 2014 4.9 124
9 2013 2.5 65
12 2012 1.7 44
21 2011 5.4 137
14 2010 5.3 135
Reference

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

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