May weather forecast and climate
Panama City Beach, FL

The last month of the spring, May, is also a moderately hot month in Panama City Beach, Florida, with average temperature fluctuating between 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C).

Temperature

In Panama City Beach, Florida, the average high-temperature in May marginally rises, from a warm 75.6°F (24.2°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 81.9°F (27.7°C). The average low-temperature, in Panama City Beach, is 69.6°F (20.9°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at a tropical 86.9°F (30.5°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity 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 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', 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 individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, clothing, wind), and activity. 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. 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 May, the average relative humidity is 73%.

Rainfall

In May, in Panama City Beach, the rain falls for 11.6 days. Throughout May, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 166.1 rainfall days, and 35.83" (910mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Panama City Beach snow does not fall in February, April through December.

Ocean temperature

In Panama City Beach, in May, the average water temperature is 76.6°F (24.8°C).
Note: 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 May, the average length of the day in Panama City Beach is 13.7h.

Sunshine

May and June, with an average of 11.1h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Panama City Beach.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in May in Panama City Beach?

In Panama City Beach, Florida, in May, the average high-temperature is 81.9°F (27.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 69.6°F (20.9°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is estimated at 86.9°F (30.5°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Panama City Beach?

In May, the average relative humidity in Panama City Beach, Florida, is 73%.

How many days does it rain in May in Panama City Beach?

In Panama City Beach, Florida, in May, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 1.81" (46mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Panama City Beach?

In Panama City Beach snow does not fall in February, April through December.

What is the water temperature in May in Panama City Beach?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Panama City Beach, Florida, 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.

How many hours of daylight does Panama City Beach have in May?

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

What are the months with the most sunshine in Panama City Beach?

Months with the most sunshine are May and June, with an average of 11.1h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Panama City Beach have in May?

In May, the average sunshine in Panama City Beach, Florida, is 11.1h.

When is the highest UV index in Panama City Beach?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Panama City Beach?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Panama City Beach, Florida, is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 81.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 69.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (78.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (47.7°F).

Average pressure in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June, August and September (29.98").

Average wind speed in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average wind speed in May: 7.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.5mph).

Average humidity in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average humidity in May: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

Average rainfall in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.81"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.04").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.69").

Average rainfall days in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (23.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.9 days).

Average snowfall days in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and March (0.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 76.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (62.9°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.7h

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

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.1h

Months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.7h).

Average sunshine days in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 17.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (5.7 days).

Average UV index in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 22

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 38).
Months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 22).

Average visibility in May - Panama City Beach, 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).