Bradenton, Florida 

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Climate in Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton, FL is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, giving it a temperate climate year-round. In the summer months, temperatures typically reach into the upper 80s and 90s, with occasional heat waves pushing temperatures higher. Winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 40°F. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year, totaling around 50 inches annually. Humidity levels are also high, given Bradenton's proximity to the water.

Bradenton, Florida gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 249 sunny days per year in Bradenton. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bradenton gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 52
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bradenton is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

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November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Bradenton, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bradenton, FloridaUnited States
  54.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  102.0 days106.2 days
  249 days205 days
  3 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.

August is the hottest month for Bradenton with an average high temperature of 90.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Bradenton, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bradenton are November, March and April.

In Bradenton, there are 72.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bradenton with an average of 51.5°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Bradenton, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Bradenton, 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 Bradenton 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.

August is the wettest month in Bradenton with 9.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 47% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.2 inches in Bradenton means that it is about average compared to other places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Bradenton with 15.8 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 102.0 rainy days annually in Bradenton, which is one of the least rainy places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 43% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Bradenton, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Bradenton.

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