Gainesville, Florida 

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Climate in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in Gainesville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gainesville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year.
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year.

Gainesville ranks 72/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


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.


Climate Averages
  Gainesville, FloridaUnited States
  50.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  113.4 days106.2 days
  224 days205 days
  177 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Gainesville with an average high temperature of 91.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Florida. In Gainesville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gainesville are November, March and April.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gainesville with an average of 41.3°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Gainesville, there are 81.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

In Gainesville, there are 19.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

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

August is the wettest month in Gainesville with 7.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.

The annual rainfall of 50.2 inches in Gainesville means that it is one of the driest places in Florida.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Gainesville, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida.

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Gainesville.

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    Hell drug hell and corruption - 3/11/2019
    I lived here 30 years. There was a time in the 90s when people stated it was bad but really the past 5 or 10 years is worse than the 90s. There is an extensive amount... Read More
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