Arcadia, FL Climate


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Arcadia, FL has a sub-tropical climate. Summers in Arcadia tend to be long and hot, with temperatures regularly reaching into the 90s. Winters are mild and pleasant, with temperatures usually staying in the 60s and 70s. The annual rainfall for Arcadia averages around 53 inches, with most of that occurring during the summer months when tropical storms and hurricanes can occasionally bring heavy rains and flooding. Spring brings some of the most pleasant weather of the year, as temperatures slowly rise but remain comfortable without too much humidity.

Arcadia, Florida gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Arcadia averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 261 sunny days per year in Arcadia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Arcadia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 94 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 49
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Arcadia is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Florida.

2.5 Summer - 9.2 Winter
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Arcadia, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateArcadia, FloridaUnited States
  51.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  93.5 days106.2 days
  261 days205 days
  59 ft.2443 ft.

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Arcadia with an average high temperature of 91.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Florida. In Arcadia, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Arcadia are February, March and December.
In Arcadia, there are 109.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Arcadia with an average of 49.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In Arcadia, there are 3.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In Arcadia, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.
Humidity in Arcadia can be oppressive in the summer, but pleasant for much of the year. The humidity here has been described as stifling in August and July. The humid season extends from May-October and the most comfortable months are November-April.
June is the wettest month in Arcadia with 8.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 48% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.7 inches in Arcadia means that it is drier than most places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in Arcadia with 14.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 93.5 rainy days annually in Arcadia, which is one of the least rainy places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 45% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Arcadia, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Arcadia.
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Over 9 years ago

Arcadia, is one of Florida's hidden little gems. It has a lot of southern charm, amiable residents, and beautiful homes and ranches. There are many fruit and vegetables  More

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Over 14 years ago

I have a house in the Lake Suzy area of Arcadia.The weather is great.The thing I like most about this area is the diversity.From my house I can drive 10 minutes north  More

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My husband and I plant to retire in Tampa, Florida in two years. I have do some research and found out about some of the natural disaster in LTampa, Florida, such as  More

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