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

What is the temperature in May in Sarasota?

The average high-temperature, in May, 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 May, in Sarasota, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout May, 2.9" (72.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Sarasota?

In May, in Sarasota, the average sea temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C). 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.
Average temperature in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 30.6°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (32.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (22.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 18.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (23.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.6°C).

Average rainfall in May - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 72.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (239.5mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (47mm).

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: 25.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (17.8°C).

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).

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