May weather forecast
Panama City Beach, FL

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Weather in May

May signals the onset of the summer season in Panama City Beach. The coastal city experiences a notable increase in temperatures, scaling from 69.6°F (20.9°C) to 81.9°F (27.7°C). Sun-seekers find solace in the longer days, while cooling sea breezes mitigate the impact of the sun. As the summer vibes deepen, a crescendo of heat, daylight, and outdoor activities sets the stage for June.

Temperature

The beginning of May in Panama City Beach, Florida, signals a minor rise in the average high-temperature, moving from a warm 75.6°F (24.2°C) in April to a still moderately hot 81.9°F (27.7°C). The low-temperature average for Panama City Beach during May stands at a pleasant 69.6°F (20.9°C).

Heat index

For May, the heat index is appraised at a hot 86°F (30°C). Uninterrupted exposure and activity might result in fatigue, potentially causing heat cramps.
Bear in mind that the heat index values are determined for shaded areas and light breezes. Exposure to the sun directly might heighten the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'real feel', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. One's perception of weather can be shaped by other factors, involving metabolic differences, pregnancy, and physical exertion. One should be aware that direct sunshine can amplify the perceived temperature, raising the heat index by as much as 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are highly important for children. Kids frequently fail to realize the necessity for resting and hydrating. Thirst is an advanced indication of dehydration - hence, maintaining hydration, especially during extended physical activities, becomes essential.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

February, April through December are months without snowfall in Panama City Beach.

Ocean temperature

In Panama City Beach, the average seawater temperature in May is 76.6°F (24.8°C).
Note: If you're wary of the cold, the surrounding conditions—sunshine, wind, and air temperature become crucial when swimming in 76.6°F (24.8°C) waters. Olympic standards, for reference, are set between 77°F (25°C) and 82.4°F (28°C).

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day is 13h and 41min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 5:59 am and sunset at 7:21 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:42 am and sunset at 7:39 pm CDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 7 during May translates into the following directions:
Avert overexposure. Light-skinned people might experience burning in less than 20 minutes. Limit your direct sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is strongest. Shade structures might not provide complete sun protection. Sun protection is enhanced with clothing that boasts a tight weave yet offers a loose fit. Caution! The Sun's UV rays become stronger due to reflections from water and sand.
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Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Panama City Beach in May?

In May, the average high-temperature and low-temperature are 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 69.6°F (20.9°C) respectively. The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in May is appraised at 86°F (30°C).

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

In May, the average relative humidity is 73%.

How much does it rain in Panama City Beach in May?

In May, the rain falls for 11.6 days. Throughout May, 1.81" (46mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Panama City Beach?

February, April through December are months without snowfall.

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

In Panama City Beach, Florida, in May, the average water temperature is 76.6°F (24.8°C). 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.

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

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

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Panama City Beach?

On the first day of May in Panama City Beach, Florida, sunrise is at 5:59 am and sunset at 7:21 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?

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

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

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

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

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

How high is the UV index in May in Panama City Beach?

In Panama City Beach, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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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 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 1min

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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