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Weather in May

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Weather in May

my family and i are coming down May 6th for a week. Will the ocean be warm enough to swim? My grandkids have never seen an ocean and really want to play in it.

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1. Re: Weather in May

You'll want to check this when it gets closer. Pensacola will be close to the same temperature.


Most people start to feel comfortable when the water starts getting into the 70's. Low 70's is still chilly to me these days, but it didn't bother me as much when I was a kid.

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If your grandchildren are used to Missouri weather then they'll probably be just fine in the water here. It's a little chilly for us Floridians right now, around 68-70 degrees. The weather has been very warm in the last few days so the water should get into the 70s soon. I would think that it will definitely be in at least the mid 70s by the time you arrive in May. People swim here year-round, granted they are from up north, though :)

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We went in May last year and are going again this year in May. While the water was chilly, you could get used to it fairly quickly. I am in my 50's and I was in the water, so I feel like the kids will be fine! May is a great time to go, not very crowded and easier to get into good restaurants without a wait.

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I always make a week long trip in the middle of May. The weather is great but the water is a bit chilly for me. Everything is open but there are very few people.

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