May weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
May, the last month of the spring, in Sarasota, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 72.7°F (22.6°C) and max 84.2°F (29°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in April - a still moderately hot 84.2°F (29°C). In May, in Sarasota, the average low-temperature is 72.7°F (22.6°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is appraised at a tropical 91.6°F (33.1°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like pregnancy, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 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

March through May, with an average relative humidity of 72%, are the least humid months in Sarasota.

Rainfall

In Sarasota, Florida, in May, it is raining for 15.1 days, with typically 2.56" (65mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 183.1 rainfall days, and 34.92" (887mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Sarasota, the average water temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine in Sarasota, Florida, is May, with an average of 11.1h of sunshine.

UV index

May through September, 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 the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.

What is the temperature in May in Sarasota?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Sarasota, Florida, is 84.2°F (29°C), while the average low-temperature is 72.7°F (22.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in May is calculated to 91.6°F (33.1°C).

What is the least humid month in Sarasota?

Months with the lowest humidity in Sarasota are March through May, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

What is the average humidity in May in Sarasota?

The average relative humidity in May is 72%.

How much does it rain in Sarasota in May?

In Sarasota, Florida, in May, during 15.1 rainfall days, 2.56" (65mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Sarasota?

In May, the average ocean temperature in Sarasota is 78.4°F (25.8°C). Water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in May?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Sarasota?

The month with the most sunshine in Sarasota, Florida, is May, with an average of 11.1h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Sarasota have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 11.1h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Sarasota?

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

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sarasota?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 84.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (68.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 72.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (56.1°F).

Average pressure in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average pressure in May: 30"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.95").

Average wind speed in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average wind speed in May: 8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.4mph).

Average humidity in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and May (72%).

Average rainfall in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 2.56"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (6.42").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (1.06").

Average rainfall days in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (26.8 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11.1h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

Average sunshine days in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 14 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (2.5 days).

Average UV index in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 22

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 30).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 22).

Average visibility in May - Sarasota, 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).