Raleigh - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Raleigh, North Carolina 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 Raleigh had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Raleigh—Durham International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Raleigh
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
84 64 2018 29 18
79 59 2017 26 15
77 58 2016 25 14
82 60 2015 28 15
81 58 2014 27 15
76 56 2013 25 14
82 62 2012 28 16
81 59 2011 27 15
82 62 2010 28 17
Number of days in May when the temperature in Raleigh rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2018 31 3
2017 26 1
2016 24 0
2015 30 2
2014 29 4
2013 24 0
2012 31 5
2011 29 6
2010 27 7

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Raleigh 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 Raleigh
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
13 2018 5.1 130
16 2017 5.6 143
15 2016 6.2 157
8 2015 3.0 77
6 2014 4.0 102
9 2013 4.5 115
12 2012 4.0 101
11 2011 4.0 103
9 2010 5.0 127
Reference

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

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