May weather forecast
Panama City Beach, FL

Weather in May

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

Temperature

In Panama City Beach, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases from 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

The average heat index in May is estimated at a hot 86°F (30°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, wind, pregnancy, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Panama City Beach, Florida, in May, it is raining for 11.6 days, with typically 1.81" (46mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Panama City Beach, 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, Florida, the average seawater temperature in May is 76.6°F (24.8°C).
Note: Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 76.6°F (24.8°C) water may be enjoyable. (FYI: The official water temperature required for the Olympic swimming competition is 77°F (25°C) to 82.4°F (28°C).)

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Panama City Beach is 13h and 41min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:59 am and sunset at 7:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:42 am and sunset at 7:39 pm CDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Panama City Beach, Florida, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Panama City Beach?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 81.9°F (27.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 69.6°F (20.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is estimated at 86°F (30°C).

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

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

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

In Panama City Beach, in May, during 11.6 rainfall days, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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 Panama City Beach, 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).

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

In May, the average day length in Panama City Beach is 13h and 41min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in May in Panama City Beach?

On the first day of May in Panama City Beach, sunrise is at 5:59 am and sunset at 7:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:42 am and sunset at 7:39 pm CDT.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Panama City Beach?

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

How long on average sun shines in May in Panama City Beach?

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

What is the month with the highest UV index in Panama City Beach?

The months with the highest UV index in Panama City Beach are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

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

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Panama City Beach is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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).

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Average pressure in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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

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

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Average wind speed in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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).

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Average humidity in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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").

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Average rainfall days in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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).

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Average snowfall days in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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

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

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Average sea temperature in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Panama City Beach, FL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 41min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 4min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 14min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 6min

The months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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).

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Average UV index in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Panama City Beach, FL

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).
The months with the least cloud cover are May and October (Cloud cover 22).

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Average visibility in May
Panama City Beach, FL

Average visibility in May - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Average visibility in May: 6mi

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

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