This report describes the typical weather at the Space Coast Regional Airport (Titusville, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average May. It is based on the historical records from 2008 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Titusville, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (40%), oceans and seas (24%), lakes and rivers (14%), forests (11%), and grasslands (10%).
The month of May is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 83°F throughout the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 78°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of May, the length of the day is gradually increasing. The shortest day of the month is May 1 with 13:17 hours of daylight; the longest day is May 31 with 13:50 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:26am on May 30; the latest sunset is at 8:16pm on May 31; the latest sunrise is at 6:42am on May 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:59pm on May 1.
Daylight saving time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in May, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 54% (partly cloudy) to 61% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
On May 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 21% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 18% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around May 31, occurring in 21% of days. Precipitation is least likely around May 1, occurring in 12% of days.
Throughout May, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 47% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 31, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 39% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around May 31, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around May 30, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in May or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 62% (mildly humid) to 90% (very humid) over the course of a typical May, rarely dropping below 38% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around May 15, at which time the relative humidity drops below 76% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around May 24, rising above 87% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical May, the dew point typically varies from 55°F (very comfortable) to 66°F (muggy) and is rarely below 48°F (dry) or above 72°F (very muggy).
The time of the month between May 1 and May 23 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of May typical wind speeds vary from 4 mph to 17 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around May 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around May 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).