Average Rainfall for Kentucky in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during May at cities, communities and lakes around Kentucky.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall 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: Eastern, North - Central, South - Central and Western Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Ashland 4.9 123
11 Baxter 4.7 120
14 Jackson 5.2 131
14 London 5.0 128
13 Mount Sterling 4.5 115

North - Central Kentucky

May averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Elizabethtown 5.8 147
14 Frankfort 5.1 130
12 Harrington Lake, Dix Dam 4.9 124
13 Lexington 5.4 138
13 Louisville 5.2 132
11 Owensboro 5.2 132
11 Rough River Lake 6.0 152
12 Warsaw, Markland Dam 5.3 134

South - Central Kentucky

Average amount of rain in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Barren River Lake 5.4 137
12 Bowling Green 5.0 128
15 Cave Run Lake 5.2 131
11 Danville 4.4 112
12 Glasgow 5.8 147
11 Leitchfield 4.9 123
12 Mammoth Cave 5.2 131
12 Monticello 4.9 125
11 Nolin River Lake 5.6 142
11 Scottsville 5.5 138
12 Somerset 5.2 133
11 Stearns 5.5 140

Western Kentucky

Precipitation totals for May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Henderson 4.9 123
12 Hopkinsville 5.4 137
13 Kenlake State Resort Park 5.5 139
12 Murray 5.8 146
12 Paducah 4.9 124
Reference

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

Kentucky Precipitation
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