May weather forecast and climate
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a hot month in Tampa, Florida, with temperature in the range of an average low of 71.6°F (22°C) and an average high of 86°F (30°C).

Temperature

In Tampa, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - a hot 86°F (30°C). In May, the average low-temperature is 71.6°F (22°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a tropical 94.6°F (34.8°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like metabolic differences, wind, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index 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

With an average relative humidity of 69%, May is the least humid month in Tampa.

Rainfall

In May, in Tampa, Florida, the rain falls for 15.5 days. Throughout May, 2.64" (67mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 178.2 rainfall days, and 32.87" (835mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Tampa, Florida, in May, the average water 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

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

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine is May, with an average of 10.9h of sunshine.

UV index

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Tampa. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. 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 Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, in May, the average high-temperature is 86°F (30°C), and the average low-temperature is 71.6°F (22°C). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 94.6°F (34.8°C).

What is the least humid month in Tampa?

With an average relative humidity of 69%, May is the least humid month in Tampa, Florida.

What is the average humidity in May in Tampa?

In Tampa, the average relative humidity in May is 69%.

How much does it rain in Tampa in May?

In Tampa, during May, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.64" (67mm) of precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in May in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, the average seawater temperature in May 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 Tampa have in May?

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

What month has the most sunshine in Tampa?

With an average of 10.9h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Tampa.

How long on average sun shines in May in Tampa?

In May, the average sunshine in Tampa is 10.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Tampa?

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

What is the UV index reading in May in Tampa?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Tampa, FL

Average temperature in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in May: 30°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 22°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (11.9°C).

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Average pressure in May
Tampa, FL

Average pressure in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average pressure in May: 1016.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1020.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1014.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Tampa, FL

Average wind speed in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average wind speed in May: 11.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (12.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (9.4km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Tampa, FL

Average humidity in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average humidity in May: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (69%).

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Average rainfall in May
Tampa, FL

Average rainfall in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall in May: 67mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (144mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (32mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Tampa, FL

Average rainfall days in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall days in May: 15.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (25.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Tampa, FL

Average sea temperature in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average sea temperature in May: 25.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (18.2°C).

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

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Tampa, 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: 10.9h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Tampa, FL

Average sunshine days in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average sunshine days in May: 13.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.3 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are July and August (4.3 days).

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Average UV index in May
Tampa, FL

Average UV index in May - Tampa, 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).

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Average cloud cover in May
Tampa, FL

Average cloud cover in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average cloud cover in May: 24

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 33).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in May
Tampa, FL

Average visibility in May - Tampa, FL
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (9km).

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