Fort Lauderdale
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Fort Lauderdale, FL

A broad aerial view of the outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida, with a perfect skyline far out
A broad aerial view of the outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida, with a perfect skyline far out
May, the last month of the spring, in Fort Lauderdale, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 82°F (27.8°C) and an average low of 76.3°F (24.6°C).

Temperature

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

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at a tropical 86.9°F (30.5°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, clothing, pregnancy), and activity. 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

The average relative humidity in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is 72%.

Rainfall

In Fort Lauderdale, it is raining for 14.7 days, with typically 1.65" (42mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Fort Lauderdale, during the entire year, the rain falls for 179 days and collects up to 15.55" (395mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is 80.8°F (27.1°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 13.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 10.7h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in May in Fort Lauderdale?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 82°F (27.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 76.3°F (24.6°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 86.9°F (30.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Fort Lauderdale?

The average relative humidity in May in Fort Lauderdale is 72%.

How much does it rain in Fort Lauderdale in May?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May, during 14.7 rainfall days, 1.65" (42mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Fort Lauderdale?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Fort Lauderdale is 80.8°F (27.1°C). Water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

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

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

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

The average sunshine in May is 10.7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Fort Lauderdale?

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

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

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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).

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%).

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 lowest rainfall) is January (0.39").

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 lowest number of rainy days is February (8.3 days).

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).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (74.2°F).

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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.5h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.7h

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

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).