Raleigh-durham, NC Climate in May

Temperature for May

In Raleigh-durham, NC during May the average high temperature is 79.8°F. The hottest day on record was May 31, 1953 when the temperature hit 96.1°F.

Raleigh-durham, NC daily average and extreme temperature range for May

Low Temperature

During May the overnight temperature drops to an average of 55.7°F, with the lowest temperature of 30.0°F being recorded on May 2, 1963. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 1 and 2 times in May.

Precipitation for May

In May the average monthly rainfall in Raleigh-durham, NC is 2.48 inches with rain usually falling on between 12 and 13 days. 1947 was the driest May with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest May with 20.91 inches of rain. The wettest single day in May was 26 May 1973 when 9.06 inches of rain fell.

In May it usually snows on between 0 and 1 days. There are thunderstorms on between 5 and 6 days in May.