May and June Orlando Weather by:Michael McDougall
Orlando weather in May and June can be steamy at times. Rain constantly threatens, and humidity is always high. Wear shorts and a short-sleeved shirt, and drink lots of fluids when you visit. You will also want to spend time in the water, if possible. Disney has water parks, and there are others in the city.
While rain can fall almost daily, it is rare that it will completely ruin your day. People are used to frequent rain in Orlando, and the theme parks are well prepared for the quick storms that are most common, and umbrellas and rain ponchos are sold everywhere that large crowds gather.
It won't be hurricane season quite yet, and since Orlando is inland it isn't as susceptible to storms as the port cities.
May Orlando Weather
In the last 68 years the highest measured May temperature in Orlando was 100 degrees Fahrenheit, measured on May 27, 1962, and the mean high is 88. In the last 68 years the lowest measured May temperature in Orlando was 52 registered on May 14, 1960, while the average low temperature is 66.
US National Weather Service weather data records that on May 3, 1963, the high temperature did not exceed 67 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Orlando in the past 68 years. The Weather Service additionally shows that on May 27, 1953, the low for the day did not drop below 76 degrees, the highest low temperature in Orlando in the last 68 years.
NWS data indicates that the daily high temperature in Orlando on May First averages 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the high on the last day of May averages 90 degrees. The low temperature in Orlando in May on the first day of the month averages 73 degrees and the low temperature on the last day of the month averages 84 degrees.
Orlando typically receives an average of 3.74 inches of precipitation during the month. The most rain recorded in a single day in May was 2.43 inches on May 15, 1971.
June Orlando Weather
The highest recorded temperature for Orlando for the past 68 years in June was 100 degrees Fahrenheit, on June 26, 1950, while the mean high temperature is 91. The lowest documented temperature for Orlando for the past 68 years in June was 60 most recently encountered on June 2, 1951, and the mean daily low in the month is 71.
US National Weather Service historical weather data records that on June 5, 1968, the high temperature did not exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Orlando in the past 68 years. Weather Service records also indicate that on June 22, 1972, the low temperature for the day was not measured below 79 degrees, the highest low measured in Orlando in the last 68 years.
National Weather Service records indicate that the high temperature in Orlando on June First averages 90 degrees and the high on the last day of the month averages 91 degrees. The low measured temperature in Orlando on June First averages 82 degrees and the low on the last day of the month averages 77 degrees.
Orlando typically receives an average of 7.35 inches of rain during the month. The most rain measured in a single day in June was 6.05 inches on June 4, 1968.
About the author
Mike McDougall is a weather junkie who follows Orlando Weather for http://www.orlando-weather.us/