May weather forecast and climate
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida
The outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with average temperature ranging between max 82°F (27.8°C) and min 76.3°F (24.6°C).

Temperature

In Fort Lauderdale, the average high-temperature in May is practically the same as in April - a still warm 82°F (27.8°C). In Fort Lauderdale, in May, the average low-temperature is 76.3°F (24.6°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a hot 86.9°F (30.5°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average relative humidity is 72%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 14.7 days. Throughout May, 1.65" (42mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 179 rainfall days, and 15.55" (395mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Fort Lauderdale, in May, the average water temperature is 80.8°F (27.1°C).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Fort Lauderdale is 10.7h.

UV index

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, in May, the average high-temperature is 82°F (27.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 76.3°F (24.6°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is evaluated at 86.9°F (30.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In May, the average relative humidity in Fort Lauderdale is 72%.

How many days does it rain in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, in May, it is raining for 14.7 days, with typically 1.65" (42mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May, the average water temperature is 80.8°F (27.1°C). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the average length of the day in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In May, the average sunshine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is 10.7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Fort Lauderdale?

Months with the highest UV index are May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Fort Lauderdale?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Fort Lauderdale is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average temperature in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 82°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (87.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (73°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 76.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (82°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (64.2°F).

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Average pressure in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average pressure in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are September and October (29.95").

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Average wind speed in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average wind speed in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average wind speed in May: 10.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (11.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.8mph).

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Average humidity in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average humidity in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (69%).

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Average rainfall in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average rainfall in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.65"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.68").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.39").

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Average rainfall days in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average rainfall days in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (23.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average sea temperature in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 80.8°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.3°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (74.2°F).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6.3).

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Average sunshine days in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average sunshine days in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 12.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (3.9 days).

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Average UV index in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average UV index in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average cloud cover in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 28

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 35).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in May
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average visibility in May - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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