Fort Walton Beach
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
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May weather forecast and climate
Fort Walton Beach, FL

A magnificent drone shot of the vast Fort Walton Beach in Florida, with a high view of the city and part of the river, under a clear blue sky
A magnificent drone shot of the vast Fort Walton Beach in Florida, with a high view of the city and part of the river, under a clear blue sky
The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, with average temperature ranging between min 61°F (16.1°C) and max 83.8°F (28.8°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a warm 76.8°F (24.9°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 83.8°F (28.8°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 61°F (16.1°C).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Fort Walton Beach is May when the rain falls for 6.9 days and typically collects 3.9" (99.1mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in Fort Walton Beach is 76.6°F (24.8°C). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 76.6°F (24.8°C) water. (FYI: The Olympic swimming competition requires a water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 82.4°F (28°C).)

Daylight

In Fort Walton Beach, the average length of the day is 13.7h.

Sunshine

May has the most sunshine of the year in Fort Walton Beach, with an average of 10h of sunshine.

UV index

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Fort Walton Beach is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 10 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. 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 Walton Beach?

In May, in Fort Walton Beach, the average high-temperature is 83.8°F (28.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 61°F (16.1°C).

How much does it rain in Fort Walton Beach in May?

In May, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the rain falls for 6.9 days. Throughout May, 3.9" (99.1mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Fort Walton Beach?

The month with the least rainfall is May when the rain falls for 6.9 days and typically collects 3.9" (99.1mm) of precipitation.

How warm is the water in May in Fort Walton Beach?

In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in May, the average water temperature is 76.6°F (24.8°C). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 73.4°F (23°C) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 76.6°F (24.8°C).

What is the average length of the day in May in Fort Walton Beach?

The average length of the day in May is 13.7h.

What month has the most sunshine in Fort Walton Beach?

The month with the most sunshine in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is May, with an average of 10h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Fort Walton Beach?

In May, the average sunshine is 10h.

How high is the UV index in May in Fort Walton Beach?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 83.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (61.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 61°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.3°F).

Average rainfall in May - Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.9"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8.6").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (3.9").

Average rainfall days in May - Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 6.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (6.4 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 76.6°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (62.3°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in May - Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Average UV index in May: 10

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).