Welcome to WEATHERDUDES.COM...
We are currently focused on weather and climate of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and the East Coast, as well as other significant national and global weather events that occur. The intent of this site is not to be just another weather website with five day forecasts featuring happy suns and sad clouds It is to provide various interesting and personalized features, which provide the visitor with a view of the weather from a different perspective.
Currently we have:
Dave's Weather Discussion Page, providing an insight to the local weather conditions and patterns, and the reasons behind the weather.
Tropical Weather, A collection of tropical storm and hurricane resources.
Recent Weather, Weather conditions for the past 10 days for the mid-Atlantic area.
Weather Glossary, Providing weather definitions from A to Z.
Links to Weather Sites, providing a growing collection of links to weather sites.
Weather Facts, A collection of interesting weather facts.
We will be adding more features on a regular basis. Feel free to look around, and let us know what you think. Check back often for new content...
A MAJOR CHANGE TO THE WEATHER PATTERN IS COMING BY MID-WEEK... MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY
What is the Weather Like During the Month of May in Hampton Roads?
The weather in the month of May in Hampton Roads varies from year to year as with any other month. The weather can be very changeable with wide swings in temperatures. The sun is very strong in May and with the lengthening daylight hours; temperatures can be quite warm (or even hot) at times. Back door cold fronts can be a common phenomenon in May bringing a sudden drop in temperatures as the wind shifts to the NE coming off the cooler ocean water. Sometimes low clouds accompany the wind shift along with some coastal fog. Thunderstorms sometimes pop up during this month, especially when frontal systems and low pressure troughs move through the Mid-Atlantic Region. Humidity levels on average slowly climb during May bringing some rather uncomfortable days. However, long term heat waves are still rare and a breeze is usually blowing to counter the heat and humidity. With the ocean water temperature still on the cool side, sea breezes can be very refreshing in May. May can, and usually does, have some of the top ten best weather days of the year for our area. On the other hand, there can be some cloudy, gloomy and even rainy days in May. All day rain events are rare in May but they do occur on occasion. All in all, May is a very good month for many outdoor activities. With some of the flowers and trees reaching full bloom, May is a very scenic month.