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Sarasota, Florida, gets 53 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 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 90 degrees. The January low is 52. Sperling's comfort index for Sarasota is a 83 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATESarasota, FloridaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  52.739.2
  Snowfall (in.)  025.8
  Precipitation Days  107102
  Sunny Days  251205
  Avg. July High  89.886.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  51.822.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  8354
  UV Index  6.74.3
  Elevation ft.  191,443


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