Key West Weather in May

May's weather gets noticeably hotter and slightly wetter than earlier in spring at Key West, Florida. Yet the days remain among the sunniest and least humid of the year.

This page gives detailed information on the typical May temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Key West.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Key West International Airport, located on Key West Island.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

85 °F May average high 29 °C
76 °F May average low 24 °C

In most years, Key West averages a daily maximum temperature for May that's between 84 and 87 degrees Fahrenheit (29 to 30 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 74 and 77 °F (23 to 25 °C).

The days at Key West warm most rapidly during May. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 4 °F (2 °C) above what it was at the start.

30 days 80 °F max. or more (27 °C)
2 days 70 °F min. or less (21 °C)

May temperatures at Key West are consistently in the 80s °F (over 26 °C) during the day. At night the thermometer seldom drops below 70 °F (21 °C).

Most years, the vacation island does not experience days in May as hot as 90 °F (32 °C). And nights here are not expected to get down to 60 °F (16 °C)

Rainy Weather iconRain

3.0 in total precipitation 76 mm
7 days of rain

Half the time, Key West receives 1 to 4 inches (25 to 112 mm) of rainfall in May. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

82 % sunshine
10 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Key West during 82 percent of daylight hours on average in May, for a total of 339 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in May at Key West lasts for 13 hours and 20 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 5 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 13:33 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

72 % May average humidity

The relative humidity in Key West during May usually peaks at 77 percent in the morning then drops to 65 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 76 77 76 68 65 65 71 75

Windy Weather iconWind

10.5 mph May wind speed average 16.9 kph

May is a little less windy than most other months in Key West.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
5 days with thunderstorms in May

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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