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Sarasota, Florida, gets 52 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 107.

On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Sarasota, Florida. The July high is around 91 degrees. The January low is 51. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 28 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

  CLIMATESarasota, FloridaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  51.836.5
  Snowfall (in.)  025
  Precipitation Days  107100
  Sunny Days  251205
  Avg. July High  9186.5
  Avg. Jan. Low  51.320.5
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  2844
  UV Index  6.74.3
  Elevation ft.  191,443


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I moved after 30 years
In the 40's and early 50's, Sarasota's nick name was the "Air-conditioned City". This is no longer true. In the hot months, its more like an outdoor sauna with the... (read more)
Blue water, low crowds and mother nature
Probably the one thing that I enjoy more than anything else here is the blue water and the beaches, on any given day I can ride out to the beaches and find the most... (read more)
Climate for snowbirds
If you find northeastern winters depressing (and dangerous), try Sarasota: ideal temperatures, sunny every day (rain is very rare in winter). I haven't tried to go... (read more)
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re: Sarasota has changed so much in the last 2 yea
You are so right, have been in the area since 1997 and the good vibes are long gone. The drivers are all about me types, disgusting. The 2nd building boom is currently... (read more)
re: Nice weather but often hostile environment - 7
Yes there is a lot of rudeness in Sarasota. It is haves and have nots. Don't see the military problem you mention though. With all the street hustle, who would notice... (read more)
re: Do Not Move To The Sarasota Bradenton Area - 2
I hear you, Sarasota is often unfriendly and mean. People are just rude and clicky. Hard to make friends because the locals are jaded regards newcomers since they come... (read more)
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