Delray Beach, FL Climate


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Delray Beach, FL has a tropical climate that is characterized by hot and humid summers and warm, dry winters. Average temperatures range from highs around 90°F in the summer months to lows around 60°F during the winter months. The rainy season usually runs from May through October, with most of the annual precipitation occurring during this time. There is also a short dry season in mid-summer when the humidity drops and rain chances are much lower. Overall, the area generally receives between 53 and 65 inches of rain each year.

Delray Beach, Florida gets 61 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 235 sunny days per year in Delray Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Delray Beach gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 143 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 57
Rain: averages 61 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Delray Beach is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.

2.3 Summer - 9.1 Winter
December, March and February are the most pleasant months in Delray Beach, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateDelray Beach, FloridaUnited States
  61.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  143.4 days106.2 days
  235 days205 days
  20 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 Delray Beach with an average high temperature of 90.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. In Delray Beach, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Delray Beach are December, February and March.
In Delray Beach, there are 69.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Delray Beach with an average of 57.4°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.
In Delray Beach, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.
In Delray Beach, 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 Delray Beach is significant throughout the year, and miserable in the summer. The humidity here has been described as oppressive or stifling in the summer. The humid season extends from April-November and the most comfortable months are December-March.
September is the wettest month in Delray Beach with 8.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 61.2 inches in Delray Beach means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in Delray Beach with 18.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.4 rainy days. There are 143.4 rainy days annually in Delray Beach, which is one of the rainiest places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Delray Beach, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Delray Beach.
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Great place to live, however, the school system isn't great. You really need to pick Boca Raton, or if you're willing to live a bit farther West, Wellington, for better  More

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I have lived in over 100 places and homes..even as a child my parents lived moving every few years..i learned to live that too..getting new ideas for decorating and new  More

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The area has been totally regentrified over the past 10 years. It's outdoor cafe's and restaurants, shops and, of course, a fabulous beach. the beach has cabanas,  More

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