Fort Walton Beach, Florida 

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Climate in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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

Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Walton Beach 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 41
Rain: averages 66 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Walton Beach is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

7 / 10
October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Fort Walton Beach, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Walton Beach, FloridaUnited States
  65.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  114.2 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  40.9°21.7°
  77
  5.74.3
  7 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Fort Walton Beach with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Fort Walton Beach, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Walton Beach are April, October and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Walton Beach with an average of 40.9°. This is colder than most places in Florida.


In Fort Walton Beach, there are 51.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Florida.


In Fort Walton Beach, there are 17.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.


In Fort Walton 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.


July is the wettest month in Fort Walton Beach 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 65.8 inches in Fort Walton Beach means that it is one of the wettest places in Florida.


July is the rainiest month in Fort Walton Beach with 14.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 114.2 rainy days annually in Fort Walton Beach, 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 Fort Walton Beach, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Fort Walton Beach.





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    Reviews for Fort Walton Beach    9 Reviews
    is it good place to live and retire? - 10/13/2014
    I would like to know if Fort Walton Beach is a better place to live rather than busy Clearwater FL. We want to re-locate to a quieter city with all the amenities of a... Read More

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    Great beaches, but don't recommend for single men - 9/6/2012
    FWB is great for its beautiful beaches and saltwater fishing. It's also easy to move around town except during rush hour (yes, we have a rush hour - but it literally... Read More

    Best location on the Panhandle - 7/8/2010
    Great community located between Eglin and Hurlburt AFBs. Easy access to the best beaches, 20 minutes to the more expensive and modern city of Destin, make Fort Walton... Read More


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