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Visiting Florida, United States in May

May is one of the best months to visit Florida 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 30°C (86°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65.8% 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 11.7cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (80°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Florida with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Florida in one of the other best months of March, April, November, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Florida in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Florida.

May has average maximum temperatures of 30°C (86°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65.8% 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 11.7cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Florida in May?

Yes, May is an excellent month for swimming in Florida with very warm sea temperatures 27°C (80°F).

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Is May a good time to holiday in Florida?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Florida.

May has average maximum temperatures of 30°C (86°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 65.8% 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 11.7cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (80°F). May is an excellent month for swimming in Florida with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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Is Florida warm in May?

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

The average maximum temperature in Florida in May is 30°C (86°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°) in the previous month and 32°C (89°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Florida in May is 26°C (78°F). The average temperature is 23°C (74°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Florida in May?

The average day light hours per day in Florida in May are 13.5. The sunshine percentage is 65.8% 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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Temperature in Florida in May

The average maximum temperature in Florida in May is 30°C (86°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 32°C (89°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Florida in May is 26°C (78°F). The average temperature is 23°C (74°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Florida in May is 22°C (71°F). The minimum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Florida in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.5 per day in Florida. The sunshine percentage is 65.8% 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 Florida in May is typically 11.9 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 Florida in May

The average sea water temperature in Florida in May is 26.5°C (79.7°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Florida in May

The average total rainfall in Florida in May is 11.7cm (4.6inches) and on average there are 10.4 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Florida in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Florida in May is 21°C (70°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 24°C (24°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Florida in May is typically 86.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 85.8% in the previous month and 89.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Florida in May is typically 70.2%. The average relative humidity is 68.8% in the previous month and 73.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Florida in May

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

The average wind speed in Florida in May is typically 14KM/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 Florida in May is from the East-Southeast.

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