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.
|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).
|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.
|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.
|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 Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm|
|8.6 mph||May wind speed average||13.8 kph|
May is a little windier than most other months in Tampa.
|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.