Los Angeles Weather in May
May continues to serve up warm and dry spring weather at Los Angeles, California.
This page gives detailed information on the typical May temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Los Angeles. The temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown Los Angeles near Union Station. The humidity and thunderstorm measurements are averages at the Los Angeles International Airport, located southwest of the city center.
|74 °F||May average high||23 °C|
|58 °F||May average low||15 °C|
|25 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|23 days||60 °F min. or less (16 °C)|
Los Angeles averages six days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s degrees Fahrenheit (over 27 degrees Celsius). Temperatures in the 100s F (above 38 °C) historically occur just once a decade here during May.
Only rarely does a night in May gets as cool as 50 °F (10 °C) at Los Angeles.
|0.3 in||total precipitation||8 mm|
|2 day||of rain|
Most years, Los Angeles gets no precipitation at all in May. About one in four years receives just 0.3 inches (8 mm) or more of rain.
|11 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Los Angeles during 66 percent of daylight hours on average in May, for a total of 285 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in May at Los Angeles lasts for 13 hours and 57 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 34 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 14:16 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|74 %||May average humidity|
The relative humidity in Los Angeles during May usually peaks at 83 percent in the morning then drops to 63 percent by early afternoon.
|Local Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm|
|5.2 mph||May wind speed average||8.4 kph|
May is a little windier than most other months in Los Angeles.
|0 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|0 days||with thunderstorms in May|
Los Angeles averages a May thunderstorm or heavy rainstorm about every five years.
The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.