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Visiting Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, United States in May

May is one of the best months to visit Pensacola Beach for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

May has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (84°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 10.6cm (4.2inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 8.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Pensacola Beach with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Pensacola Beach in one of the other best months of June, September, October, for the best beach weather.

May is a beautiful month to visit Pensacola Beach, as the weather is warm and sunny, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The water temperature is more comfortable for water sports like snorkeling, diving, and surfing. This is also a great time for windsurfing and kitesurfing due to consistent breezes. Also consider one of our other suggestions for May.

Can you sunbathe in Pensacola Beach in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Pensacola Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (84°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 10.6cm (4.2inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 8.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about May temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Pensacola Beach in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Pensacola Beach with very warm sea temperatures 28°C (82°F).

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Is May a good time to holiday in Pensacola Beach?

Yes, May is a great time for a holiday in Pensacola Beach.

May has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (84°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 10.6cm (4.2inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 8.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (82°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Pensacola Beach with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Pensacola Beach warm in May?

Yes, Pensacola Beach is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Pensacola Beach in May is 29°C (84°F). The average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°) in the previous month and 32°C (90°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Pensacola Beach in May is 24°C (75°F). The average temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Pensacola Beach in May?

The average day light hours per day in Pensacola Beach in May are 13.7. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Pensacola Beach in May

May is the beginning of the peak season at Pensacola Beach, with warmer weather and several events drawing crowds. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and the beach gets busier with tourists and locals alike. The Pensacola Beach Air Show also takes place in May, attracting a large number of spectators.

Temperature in Pensacola Beach in May

The average maximum temperature in Pensacola Beach in May is 29°C (84°F). The average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°F) in the previous month and 32°C (90°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Pensacola Beach in May is 24°C (75°F). The average temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Pensacola Beach in May is 19°C (67°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Pensacola Beach in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.7 per day in Pensacola Beach. The sunshine percentage is 65% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Pensacola Beach in May is typically 11.2 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Pensacola Beach in May

The average sea water temperature in Pensacola Beach in May is 27.6°C (81.7°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Pensacola Beach in May

The average total rainfall in Pensacola Beach in May is 10.6cm (4.2inches) and on average there are 8.3 rainy days in May making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Pensacola Beach in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Pensacola Beach in May is 20°C (68°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 23°C (23°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Pensacola Beach in May is typically 90.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.4% in the previous month and 90.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Pensacola Beach in May is typically 70.9%. The average relative humidity is 71% in the previous month and 72.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Pensacola Beach in May

The average maximum wind speed in Pensacola Beach in May is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Pensacola Beach in May is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Pensacola Beach in May is from the South.

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