Average Precipitation for New York in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during May at cities and other locations around New York state.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Bridgehampton, Long Island 3.6 91
12 Islip, Long Island 3.3 83
11 New York City, Brooklyn 4.0 102
12 New York City, Central Park 4.0 101
12 New York JFK Airport 3.7 93
12 New York La Guardia Airport 3.6 91
12 White Plains 3.9 100

Hudson Valley & Catskills

May averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Albany 3.4 87
12 Hudson 3.5 88
14 Poughkeepsie 3.5 89
13 Saratoga Springs 3.9 98
15 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 5.0 126

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Glens Falls 3.4 85
15 Lake Placid 3.9 100
12 Massena 3.1 80
14 Old Forge 4.5 113
13 Plattsburgh 2.9 73
13 Tupper Lake 3.8 96
14 Watertown 3.7 93

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Auburn 3.8 96
14 Binghamton 3.8 96
14 Corning 3.1 77
13 Elmira 3.1 79
15 Ithaca 3.2 81
13 Oneonta 3.7 93
13 Syracuse 3.4 87
14 Utica 3.9 99

Western New York State

Total precipitation during May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Allegany State Park 4.0 102
13 Batavia 3.2 82
13 Buffalo 3.4 86
13 Jamestown 3.9 100
13 Niagara Falls 3.1 80
15 Olean 3.7 93
12 Rochester 2.9 73
12 Sherman 4.1 104
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

New York Precipitation
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