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AUSTIN (KXAN) – At KXAN, we’re keeping track of Austin’s weather changes.
In this story, we’ll take a look at the hottest, coldest, and wettest May days in recorded history.
For more climate changes, Click here to view Austin’s hot and cold recordsor Click here to view Austin’s rain and snow records.
What was the hottest/coldest May in Austin?
To determine the hottest or coldest May on record, we use the ‘average temperature’ for each month, combining the high and low recorded for each day. A typical May average temperature is 7.8°.
May 2022 was the warmest May on record, with an average temperature of 82.3°. On the other hand, May 1907 was the coldest on record, with an average temperature of 67.5°. In no other month of May did the average temperature fall below 70 degrees.
What is the hottest May temperature in Austin?
The average high temperature for any given May day is 86.9°, but many days are warmer than that.
May 24, 1925 was Austin’s hottest May day ever, with a high of 104°. Three other days in May were above 100 degrees.
What is the coldest May temperature in Austin?
The average low for any May day is 66.8°, but many days are much colder than that.
May 1, 1925 holds the record for Austin’s coldest May day, with a low of 40°. Next day May 7, 1906, second cold, 41°.
What was the wettest May on record in Austin?
A typical May in Austin will see 5.04″ on the rain gauge at Camp Mabry, making it the wettest month of the year.
May 2015 is considered the wettest on record, with 17.59″ of rain, causing deadly flash flooding in Central Texas. Four other Mays received more than 10 inches of rain.
What is the wettest May day in Austin?
May 28, 1929 holds the record for the wettest May day in Austin history, with 6.16 inches of rain falling in one day. Two other days in May received more than 5 inches.
Click here to see Austin’s weather records for other months.
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