May weather forecast
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

Weather in May

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

Temperature

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

Heat index

The average heat index in May is computed to be 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 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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, and metabolic differences affect individual temperature impact. 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. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity are March through May, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

Rainfall

In May, the rain falls for 15.1 days. Throughout May, 2.56" (65mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Sarasota, during the entire year, the rain falls for 183.1 days and collects up to 34.92" (887mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Sarasota is 13h and 31min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 8:03 pm. On the last day of May, sunrise is at 6:35 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

Sunshine

With an average of 11.1h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Sarasota.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in May transform into the following instructions:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Sarasota?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 84.2°F (29°C), while the average low-temperature is 72.7°F (22.6°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is computed to be 91.6°F (33.1°C).

What is the least humid month in Sarasota?

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

What is the average humidity in May in Sarasota?

In May, the average relative humidity in Sarasota, Florida, is 72%.

How many days does it rain in May in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, 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). 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 Sarasota, the average day length in May is 13h and 31min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Sarasota?

In May, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 8:03 pm. On the last day of the month, in Sarasota, Florida, sunrise is at 6:35 am and sunset at 8:20 pm EDT.

What month has the most sunshine in Sarasota?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Sarasota have in May?

In May, the average sunshine duration in Sarasota is 11.1h.

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

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Sarasota, Florida.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Sarasota?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Sarasota is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in May
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average pressure in May
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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Average wind speed in May
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average humidity in May
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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Average rainfall in May
Sarasota, FL

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").

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Average rainfall days in May
Sarasota, FL

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).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Sarasota, FL

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 31min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 50min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 27min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 11h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average UV index in May
Sarasota, FL

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

The 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).

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Average cloud cover in May
Sarasota, FL

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

The 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).

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Average visibility in May
Sarasota, FL

Average visibility in May - Sarasota, 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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