New York City - Recent May Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the May weather in New York City, New York 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 New York City had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Central Park.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in New York City
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
69 51 2020 21 11
70 54 2019 21 12
76 58 2018 24 15
68 54 2017 20 12
71 55 2016 21 13
78 59 2015 26 15
73 56 2014 23 13
71 54 2013 22 12
72 58 2012 22 15
72 57 2011 22 14
74 56 2010 24 13
Number of days in May when the temperature in New York City rose to at least 70 or 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2020 14 0
2019 22 0
2018 21 2
2017 10 3
2016 16 2
2015 28 0
2014 22 0
2013 15 2
2012 18 0
2011 18 0
2010 24 1

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on New York City 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 New York City
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2020 1.7 42
19 2019 6.8 173
13 2018 3.5 90
13 2017 6.4 162
12 2016 3.8 96
4 2015 1.9 47
14 2014 4.4 111
10 2013 8.0 203
18 2012 5.4 136
9 2011 5.1 130
8 2010 3.0 76
Reference

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

New York City - Recent Years
New York City - Extremes
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