May weather forecast
Gulfport, MS

Inlets in the Gulfport, Mississippi, with a clear far view of the rest of the seaside city
Inlets in the Gulfport, Mississippi, with a clear far view of the rest of the seaside city

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring, in Gulfport, is another warm month, with average temperature ranging between min 69.4°F (20.8°C) and max 82.8°F (28.2°C).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a warm 76.3°F (24.6°C) in April, to a still moderately hot 82.8°F (28.2°C). The average low-temperature,, is 69.4°F (20.8°C).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is evaluated at a hot 88.9°F (31.6°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, metabolic differences). 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

The average relative humidity in May is 74%.

Rainfall

In Gulfport, Mississippi,, during 14.2 rainfall days, 2.95" (75mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Gulfport, during the entire year, the rain falls for 184.5 days and collects up to 43.62" (1108mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Gulfport, Mississippi, snow does not fall in February through December.

Ocean temperature

In Gulfport, the average seawater temperature is 77.5°F (25.3°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 is 13.7h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in May is 10.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in May 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Gulfport?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Gulfport, Mississippi, is 82.8°F (28.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 69.4°F (20.8°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in May is evaluated at 88.9°F (31.6°C).

What is the average humidity in May in Gulfport?

In May, the average relative humidity in Gulfport, Mississippi, is 74%.

How much does it rain in Gulfport in May?

In Gulfport, Mississippi, in May, it is raining for 14.2 days, with typically 2.95" (75mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Gulfport?

February through December are months without snowfall.

What is the water temperature in May in Gulfport?

In Gulfport, Mississippi, the average seawater temperature in May is 77.5°F (25.3°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.

What is the average length of the day in May in Gulfport?

In May, the average length of the day in Gulfport is 13.7h.

How long on average sun shines in May in Gulfport?

In Gulfport, the average sunshine in May is 10.6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Gulfport?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Gulfport, Mississippi.

How high is the UV index in May in Gulfport?

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

Average temperature in May
Gulfport, MS

Average temperature in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average high temperature in May: 28.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (15.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 20.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (25.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.8°C).

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Average pressure in May
Gulfport, MS

Average pressure in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average pressure in May: 1015.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1014.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Gulfport, MS

Average wind speed in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average wind speed in May: 11.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (14km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (9.7km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Gulfport, MS

Average humidity in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average humidity in May: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in May
Gulfport, MS

Average rainfall in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average rainfall in May: 75mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (175mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (53mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Gulfport, MS

Average rainfall days in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average rainfall days in May: 14.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (24.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in May
Gulfport, MS

Average snowfall in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (8mm).
Months with the least snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in May
Gulfport, MS

Average snowfall days in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Gulfport, MS

Average sea temperature in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average sea temperature in May: 25.3°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 (13.8°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Gulfport, MS

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average daylight in May: 13.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.6h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

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Average sunshine days in May
Gulfport, MS

Average sunshine days in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average sunshine days in May: 14.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (4.4 days).

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Average UV index in May
Gulfport, MS

Average UV index in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average UV index in May: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in May
Gulfport, MS

Average cloud cover in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average cloud cover in May: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 23).

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Average visibility in May
Gulfport, MS

Average visibility in May - Gulfport, MS
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

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

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