May 2019 was a heck of a lot hotter than May 2018 with an average high of 89 compared to 85 last year. The average temperature was 80° – a full three degrees hotter, as May of 2018 had an average temperature of 77°. Rainfall was down significantly for May of 2019 at just 1.22 inches compared to last May at 8.28 inches.
There were 456 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for May 2019, while last year there were 363 cooling degree days with 0 heating degree days. The Degree Days are based on how much warmer or cooler the average temperature at a particular location is than 65°F. In other words, if the average temperature is 60° outside on a particular day, there are 5 Heating Degree Days for that day in that location.
June 2019 is forecast for an average high of 89 degrees which is very close to last year’s average high. Rainfall is forecast to be heavier than normal this June compared to 2018.
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** Past weather data sourced from Leesburg Airport weather station.