Fairbanks, AK Climate in May

Temperature for May

In Fairbanks, AK during May the average high temperature is 60.6°F. The hottest day on record was May 29, 1947 when the temperature hit 89.2°F.

Fairbanks, AK daily average and extreme temperature range for May

Low Temperature

During May the overnight temperature drops to an average of 37.7°F, with the lowest temperature of 5.0°F being recorded on May 9, 1964. On average there are 1 days in May when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst May there were 2 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 1 and 15 times in May.

Precipitation for May

In May the average monthly rainfall in Fairbanks, AK is 0.68 inches with rain usually falling on between 9 and 10 days. 1947 was the driest May with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest May with 18.64 inches of rain. The wettest single day in May was 21 May 1973 when 5.12 inches of rain fell.

In May it usually snows on between 1 and 2 days. In May there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in May.