Average Temperatures for Large US Cities in May





Average temperatures for the month of May in the largest US cities are listed below in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum temperatures based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 by the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

Most large US cities in May have pleasantly warm days with maximum temperatures averaging 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 27 degrees Celsius). The weather gets hotter than elsewhere in Texas, Florida and southern Arizona. Daily highs for many cities in Texas and Florida average above 80 °F (27 °C), while Phoenix regularly gets over 90 °F (32 °C) this month.

Average May temperatures for US cities.
High °F Low °F City High °C Low °C
81 61 Atlanta, Georgia 27 16
87 67 Austin, Texas 31 19
76 53 Baltimore, Maryland 24 12
82 61 Birmingham, Alabama 28 16
67 50 Boston, Massachusetts 19 10
67 48 Buffalo, New York 20 9
80 58 Charlotte, North Carolina 27 14
72 52 Chicago, Illinois 22 11
75 54 Cincinnati, Ohio 24 12
71 51 Cleveland, Ohio 22 11
74 52 Columbus, Ohio 23 11
85 66 Dallas, Texas 29 19
72 43 Denver, Colorado 22 6
70 50 Detroit, Michigan 21 10
72 48 Hartford, Connecticut 22 9
86 69 Houston, Texas 30 21
73 54 Indianapolis, Indiana 23 12
High °F Low °F City High °C Low °C
86 69 Jacksonville, Florida 30 21
75 54 Kansas City, Missouri 24 12
89 66 Las Vegas, Nevada 31 19
74 58 Los Angeles, California 23 15
78 59 Louisville, Kentucky 25 15
82 62 Memphis, Tennessee 28 17
87 73 Miami, Florida 30 23
67 48 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 19 9
69 50 Minneapolis, Minnesota 21 10
80 58 Nashville, Tennessee 27 15
85 69 New Orleans, Louisiana 30 21
71 55 New York, New York 22 13
79 58 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 26 14
88 69 Orlando, Florida 31 20
74 54 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 24 12
95 70 Phoenix, Arizona 35 21
72 51 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 22 10
High °F Low °F City High °C Low °C
69 48 Portland, Oregon 21 9
69 49 Providence, Rhode Island 21 10
80 58 Raleigh, North Carolina 27 14
78 56 Richmond, Virginia 25 13
80 55 Riverside, California 27 13
69 48 Rochester, New York 21 9
81 54 Sacramento, California 27 12
73 50 Salt Lake City, Utah 23 10
87 66 San Antonio, Texas 30 19
70 60 San Diego, California 21 16
64 51 San Francisco, California 18 11
74 52 San Jose, California 23 11
66 49 Seattle, Washington 19 9
77 58 St. Louis, Missouri 25 14
88 71 Tampa, Florida 31 21
77 59 Virginia Beach, Virginia 25 15
77 58 Washington, DC 25 14
Reference

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

US City Temperatures
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