May Climate Summary for Augusta, Georgia
May is the transition to summer month for Augusta. The sun is
high in the sky, and it can feel quite hot, especially if you are coming
from higher latitudes. Bring sunscreen and a hat if you plan to be
outside at all.
In terms of total rainfall, May is our third driest month of the
year. And if you are worried about our infamous and oppressive
summertime humidity, the good news is that May usually isn’t too bad.
Mornings, however, can be on the humid side, so plan to stay hydrated,
especially if your event starts outside early.
Although the chance for rain on any given day is relatively low, when
rain occurs it is usually due to thunderstorms. In fact, the chance for
severe weather is higher in May than in any other month. Thunderstorms
in May are usually produced by cold fronts; afternoon “pop-up” thunderstorms are unlikely.