Madison, WI Climate in May

Temperature for May

In Madison, WI during May the average high temperature is 71.5°F. The hottest day on record was May 28, 2012 when the temperature hit 93.9°F.

Madison, WI daily average and extreme temperature range for May

Low Temperature

During May the overnight temperature drops to an average of 45.6°F, with the lowest temperature of 18.9°F being recorded on May 1, 1978. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 1 and 9 times in May.

Precipitation for May

In May the average monthly rainfall in Madison, WI is 3.55 inches with rain usually falling on between 13 and 14 days. 1981 was the driest May with only 0.69 inches of rain falling, and 2004 was the wettest May with 10.88 inches of rain. The wettest single day in May was 18 May 2000 when 3.15 inches of rain fell.

In May it usually snows on between 0 and 1 days. Tornados are reported on 0 and 1 days in May. There are thunderstorms on between 4 and 5 days in May.