Death Valley Weather in May

What's the weather like in Death Valley (California) in May 2023?

The climate in Death Valley during May can be summarized as very hot and very dry.

May is in the spring in Death Valley and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 37°C (98°F), whilst at night 21°C (71°F) is normal.

Death Valley weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 36.6°C 97.9°F
Nightly temperature 21.4°C 70.5°F
Average temperature 29°C 84.2°F
Daily sunshine 12.6 hrs
Avg rainfall 2 mm 0.1 ins
Rainy days 1 days
Sea temperature 13.7°C 56.7°F
Humidity 34%
Windspeed 15.5kph 10 mph

On average May is the 2nd driest month of the year in Death Valley with around 2mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.6 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Death Valley

Death Valley average temperature in May

May rainfall

Death Valley average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Death Valley average rain in May

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Death Valley in May 2023.

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Death Valley weather stats

Death Valley weather statistics
Hottest month: July 45.2°C 113.4°F
Driest month: June 1mm 0ins
Sunniest month: July 13.7hrs
Coldest month: December 17.3°C 63.1°F
Wettest month: February 9mm 0.4ins
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