Tarpon Springs
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Tarpon Springs, FL

Numerous boats docked on the shores of Tarpon Springs in Florida, and the dramatic sky above is colorful from the rays of the warm, setting sun
Numerous boats docked on the shores of Tarpon Springs in Florida, and the dramatic sky above is colorful from the rays of the warm, setting sun
May, the last month of the spring, in Tarpon Springs, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 72.9°F (22.7°C) and 82.9°F (28.3°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in April - a still moderately hot 82.9°F (28.3°C). The average low-temperature, in May, is 72.9°F (22.7°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a hot 88.9°F (31.6°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values 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', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, metabolic differences), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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 least humid month in Tarpon Springs is May, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

Rainfall

In May, in Tarpon Springs, the rain falls for 9.2 days. Throughout May, 0.59" (15mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Tarpon Springs, Florida, there are 120.5 rainfall days, and 9.45" (240mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In May, the average ocean temperature in Tarpon Springs, Florida, 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 Tarpon Springs is 13.6h.

Sunshine

With an average of 11.3h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Tarpon Springs.

UV index

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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 Tarpon Springs?

The average high-temperature, in May, is 82.9°F (28.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 72.9°F (22.7°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in May is evaluated at 88.9°F (31.6°C).

What is the least humid month in Tarpon Springs?

The least humid month in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is May, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

What is the average humidity in May in Tarpon Springs?

The average relative humidity in May is 72%.

How much does it rain in Tarpon Springs in May?

In May, in Tarpon Springs, the rain falls for 9.2 days. Throughout May, 0.59" (15mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in May in Tarpon Springs?

In Tarpon Springs, the average seawater temperature in May 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 Tarpon Springs have in May?

The average length of the day in May is 13.6h.

What month has the most sunshine in Tarpon Springs?

May has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 11.3h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Tarpon Springs have in May?

In Tarpon Springs, Florida, the average sunshine in May is 11.3h.

When is the highest UV index in Tarpon Springs?

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

How high is the UV index in May in Tarpon Springs?

In Tarpon Springs, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in May - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 82.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (66°F).

  • Average low temperature in May: 72.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (80.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (54.5°F).

Average humidity in May - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Average humidity in May: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (72%).

Average rainfall in May - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 0.59"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.77").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (0.2").

Average rainfall days in May - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 9.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (5.5 days).

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

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (61.1°F).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Tarpon Springs, FL
  • Average daylight in May: 13.6h

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: 11.3h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

Average UV index in May - Tarpon Springs, 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).