Tampa Weather in May

May's weather is usually sunny and dry at Tampa, Florida, with hot days and warm nights.

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

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Tampa International Airport, located near Tampa Bay and the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

87 °F May average high 31 °C
70 °F May average low 21 °C

In most years, Tampa averages a daily maximum temperature for May that's between 86 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit (30 to 32 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 68 and 72 °F (20 to 22 °C).

The days at Tampa warm steadily during May. By the end of the month, the day's average temperature has climbed around 5 °F (3 °C) above what it was at the start.

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

The temperature rises nearly every day in May to over 80 °F (26 °C) in Tampa. Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here this month.

The thermometer dips to 60 °F (15 °C) or below on an average of one of two nights. But May does not normally get as cold as 50 °F (10 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

2.1 in total precipitation 53 mm
6 days of rain

Half the time, Tampa receives 0.7 to 3 inches (19 to 64 mm) of rainfall in May. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

75 % sunshine
11 days clear skies

May is one of Tampa's sunniest months. The sun's rays reach the ground during 75 percent of daylight hours on average in May, for a total of 315 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in May at Tampa lasts for 13 hours and 32 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 14 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 13:47 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

70 % May average humidity

The relative humidity in Tampa during May usually peaks at 87 percent in the morning then drops to 52 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 82 87 86 63 52 52 62 76

Windy Weather iconWind

8.6 mph May wind speed average 13.8 kph

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

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day 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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