Clearwater, Florida 

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Climate in Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 240 sunny days per year in Clearwater. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Clearwater gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Clearwater, FloridaUnited States
  51.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  104.9 days106.2 days
  240 days205 days
  30 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 Clearwater with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Clearwater, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clearwater are November, March and April.

In Clearwater, there are 65.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clearwater with an average of 51.6°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Clearwater, there are 1.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Clearwater, 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 Clearwater 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.

July is the wettest month in Clearwater with 8.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.3 inches in Clearwater means that it is drier than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Clearwater with 15.5 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 5.0 rainy days. There are 104.9 rainy days annually in Clearwater, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Clearwater    23 Reviews
    Still Fabulous Florida - 8/3/2021
    Lived here all my life and it is still an amazing place to call home. Rural is long gone, but there are plentiful places to get away from the glitz and glamour that... Read More

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    Move to Dunedin, st Pete or tampa - 7/19/2021
    Just moved here 2 months ago. My utility bill was $160. Water usage was only $31 but the charge for sewer based on the water usage was $42. I was also charged $17.85... Read More

    Oh C-water, Oh C-water how lovely are thy branches - 7/1/2019
    I've resided in Clearwater for 30 odd years (no pun intended). It does have it's good and bad. We are an attractive city wrapped around an amazing piece of waterfront.... Read More

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