Okeechobee
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Okeechobee, FL

Luxury boats and yachts docked along the piers on Lake Okeechobee in Florida, with a stunning dusk view of the colorful and cloudy sunset sky
Luxury boats and yachts docked along the piers on Lake Okeechobee in Florida, with a stunning dusk view of the colorful and cloudy sunset sky
The last month of the spring, May, is a tropical month in Okeechobee, Florida, with average temperature ranging between min 71.1°F (21.7°C) and max 86°F (30°C).

Temperature

In Okeechobee, Florida, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a tropical 86°F (30°C). In May, in Okeechobee, the average low-temperature is 71.1°F (21.7°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at a torrid 96.8°F (36°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Okeechobee, during 18.7 rainfall days, 4.06" (103mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 197.5 rainfall days, and 29.53" (750mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Okeechobee is 13.5h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 10.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Okeechobee, Florida, are May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Okeechobee?

In May, the average high-temperature is 86°F (30°C), and the average low-temperature is 71.1°F (21.7°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is evaluated at 96.8°F (36°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Okeechobee?

In Okeechobee, Florida, the average relative humidity in May is 74%.

How much does it rain in Okeechobee in May?

In Okeechobee, in May, it is raining for 18.7 days, with typically 4.06" (103mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in May in Okeechobee?

The average length of the day in May in Okeechobee is 13.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Okeechobee have in May?

In Okeechobee, Florida, the average sunshine in May is 10.6h.

When is the highest UV index in Okeechobee?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Okeechobee?

In Okeechobee, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Okeechobee, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 86°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (89.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (71.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 71.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (76.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (55.8°F).

Average humidity in May - Okeechobee, FL
  • Average humidity in May: 74%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (70%).

Average rainfall in May - Okeechobee, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 4.06"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.12").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.87").

Average rainfall days in May - Okeechobee, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 18.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (24.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (9 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Okeechobee, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average UV index in May - Okeechobee, 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, February, November and December (UV index 5).