May weather forecast
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

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is another warm month in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, with an average temperature varying between 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C).

Temperature

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

Heat index

The average heat index in May is calculated to be 85.5°F (29.7°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity 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 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines 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 (metabolic differences, pregnancy, wind), and activity. 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. 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 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the average relative humidity in May is 73%.

Rainfall

May is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 11.4 days and accumulates 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Ocean temperature

In Santa Rosa Beach, in May, the average water 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 13h and 42min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 6:01 am and sunset at 7:22 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:43 am and sunset at 7:41 pm CDT.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 11h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Santa Rosa Beach. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

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', 'real feel'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is calculated to be 85.5°F (29.7°C).

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

The average relative humidity in May is 73%.

What is the driest month in Santa Rosa Beach?

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

How many days does it rain in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

In May, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the rain falls for 11.4 days. Throughout May, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Santa Rosa Beach?

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

What is the ocean temperature in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

In Santa Rosa Beach, in May, the average water temperature 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 Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the average day length in May is 13h and 42min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in May in Santa Rosa Beach?

On the first day of May in Santa Rosa Beach, sunrise is at 6:01 am and sunset at 7:22 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:43 am and sunset at 7:41 pm CDT.

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

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

When is the highest UV index in Santa Rosa Beach?

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

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

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

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).

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Average pressure in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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

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

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Average wind speed in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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).

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Average humidity in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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%).

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Average rainfall in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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").

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Average rainfall days in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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).

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Average snowfall in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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

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

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Average snowfall days in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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

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Average sea temperature in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 42min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 5min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 5h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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).

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Average UV index in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average UV index in May - Santa Rosa 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
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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

The 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).

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Average visibility in May
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average visibility in May - Santa Rosa 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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