May weather forecast and climate
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

A pathway secured by a wooden fence on the perfect white sandy beach of Santa Rosa, Florida
A pathway secured by a wooden fence on the perfect white sandy beach of Santa Rosa, Florida
May, the last month of the spring, in Santa Rosa Beach, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 81.1°F (27.3°C) and an average low of 70.3°F (21.3°C).

Temperature

In Santa Rosa Beach, the average high-temperature in May slightly increases, from a warm 74.3°F (23.5°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 81.1°F (27.3°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 70.3°F (21.3°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is estimated at 85.5°F (29.7°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. With the 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', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. 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, clothing). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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

The average relative humidity in May is 73%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Santa Rosa Beach is May when the rain falls for 11.4 days and typically collects 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

February through December are months without snowfall.

Ocean temperature

In Santa Rosa Beach, the average seawater temperature is 75.2°F (24°C).
Note: 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 75.2°F (24°C).

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Santa Rosa Beach, the average sunshine in May is 11h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Santa Rosa Beach are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is 81.1°F (27.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 70.3°F (21.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is calculated to 85.5°F (29.7°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

In May, the average relative humidity is 73%.

How much does it rain in Santa Rosa Beach in May?

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in May, during 11.4 rainfall days, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Santa Rosa Beach?

The month with the least rainfall in Santa Rosa Beach is May when the rain falls for 11.4 days and typically collects 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Santa Rosa Beach?

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, snow does not fall in February through December.

How warm is the water in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is 75.2°F (24°C). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 75.2°F (24°C) water may be enjoyable.

How many hours of daylight does Santa Rosa Beach have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is 13.7h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

In May, the average sunshine is 11h.

When is the highest UV index in Santa Rosa Beach?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

In Santa Rosa Beach, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 81.1°F

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (88.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (59.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 70.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (48°F).

Average pressure in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average pressure in May: 30.01"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is August (29.97").

Average wind speed in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average wind speed in May: 8.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7mph).

Average humidity in May - Santa Rosa 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 (68%).

Average rainfall in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 1.54"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.84").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (1.54").

Average rainfall days in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (23.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.9 days).

Average snowfall in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average snowfall in May: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.04").
Months with the least snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0").

Average snowfall days in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

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

Average sea temperature in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 75°F

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July and August (84°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (64°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Santa Rosa 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: 11h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 5.5).

Average sunshine days in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 17.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (6.2 days).

Average UV index in May - Santa Rosa 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 - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 23

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 40).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 22).

Average visibility in May - Santa Rosa 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).