Sarasota
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, with tall buildings across the water
May, the last month of the spring, in Sarasota, is a tropical month, with average temperature varying between 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in April - a tropical 87.1°F (30.6°C). In Sarasota, in May, the average low-temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C).

Rainfall

In May, in Sarasota, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout May, 2.9" (72.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 106 rainfall days, and 54.1" (1375.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Sarasota, the average water temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May is 13.5h.

Sunshine

April and May, with an average of 10h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Sarasota are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
In May, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. 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 Sarasota?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Sarasota, is 87.1°F (30.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C).

How much does it rain in Sarasota in May?

In Sarasota, Florida, in May, during 7 rainfall days, 2.9" (72.4mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Sarasota?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Sarasota, Florida, is 78.4°F (25.8°C). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in May?

In May, the average length of the day in Sarasota is 13.5h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Sarasota?

Months with the most sunshine in Sarasota, Florida, are April and May, with an average of 10h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in May in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, the average sunshine in May is 10h.

When is the highest UV index in Sarasota?

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What is the UV index reading in May in Sarasota?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Sarasota, Florida, is 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 87°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (91°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (72°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 65°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (74°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (51°F).

Average rainfall in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.9"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (9.4").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (1.9").

Average rainfall days in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (4 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 78.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.1°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h

Months with most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average UV index in May: 11

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 5).