Orlando Weather in May

May continues with some of the year's sunniest weather for Orlando, Florida. The days are consistently hot and the nights warm.

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

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Orlando International Airport, located near downtown Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

88 °F May average high 31 °C
66 °F May average low 19 °C

In most years, Orlando averages a daily maximum temperature for May that's between 87 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (30 to 32 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 65 and 68 °F (18 to 20 °C).

The days at Orlando warm rapidly during May. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 5 °F (3 °C) above what it was at the start.

11 days 90 °F max. or more (32 °C)
25 days 70 °F min. or less (21 °C)

The temperature rises nearly every day in May to over 80 °F (27 °C) at Orlando. Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here this month.

The thermometer dips to 60 °F (16 °C) or below on an average of 3 nights. But May does not normally get as cold as 50 °F (10 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

3.5 in total precipitation 88 mm
8 days of rain

Half the time, Orlando receives 2 to 4 inches (49 to 108 mm) of rainfall in May. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

73 % sunshine
9 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Orlando during 73 percent of daylight hours on average in May, for a total of 307 hours in the month. Typically on 9 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in May at Orlando lasts for 13 hours and 34 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 16 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 13:50 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

71 % May average humidity

The relative humidity in Orlando during May usually peaks at 90 percent in the morning then drops to 49 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 86 90 88 61 49 50 63 78

Windy Weather iconWind

8.8 mph May wind speed average 14.2 kph

May is a little windier than most other months in Orlando.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

3 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
8 days with thunderstorms in May
Reference

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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