Destin, Florida 

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Climate in Destin, Florida

Destin, Florida gets 66 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 226 sunny days per year in Destin. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Destin gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 40
Rain: averages 66 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Destin is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

7.1 / 10
October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Destin, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Destin, FloridaUnited States
  65.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  114.1 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  26 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 Destin with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Destin, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Destin are October, April and May.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Destin with an average of 40.2°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Destin, there are 48.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Florida.

In Destin, there are 22.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Florida.

In Destin, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

July is the wettest month in Destin with 8.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 3.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 65.6 inches in Destin means that it is one of the wettest places in Florida.

July is the rainiest month in Destin with 14.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 114.1 rainy days annually in Destin, which is about average compared to other places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Destin    12 Reviews
    Still a great place to live - 7/24/2019
    I moved to Destin in 1987 when there was no development in the eastern part of town, only trees, beaches and a two lane road. I worked as a Sheriff's Deputy for over 30... Read More

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    Crime on the Rise in Destin/New Sheriff takes away - 2/9/2013
    Having owned a home for many years, it has become increasingly known that crime is on the rise here. Due to it being a tourist area, the local media, sheriff dpt. has... Read More

    wanting to move there - 1/25/2013
    if anyone could help me move there i would help them the best i could do my number is 812- 344-8294 and my name is curtis im 48 and honest and hard... Read More

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