Jacksonville, FL 

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Climate in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, FL has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. Sunshine is abundant throughout the year, averaging 234 days of sunshine each year. Summer temperatures can range from the mid 70s F to the mid 90s F, and winter temperatures range from the mid 50s F to the mid 70s F. The area receives an average of 51 inches of rainfall annually, which is evenly distributed throughout the year. Occasional thunderstorms are also common during summer months in Jacksonville.

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

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

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Jacksonville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jacksonville 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Jacksonville is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Florida.

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Summer   /   Winter
April, November and March are the most pleasant months in Jacksonville, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Jacksonville, FloridaUnited States
  50.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  113.4 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  16 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 Jacksonville with an average high temperature of 91.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. In Jacksonville, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Jacksonville are April, October and November.

In Jacksonville, there are 62.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Jacksonville with an average of 43.8°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Jacksonville, there are 9.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

In Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville 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.

September is the wettest month in Jacksonville with 7.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.2 inches in Jacksonville means that it is one of the driest places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Jacksonville with 14.3 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 113.4 rainy days annually in Jacksonville, which is about average compared to other places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Jacksonville means that it is one of the snowiest places in Florida. December is the snowiest month in Jacksonville with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Jacksonville    174 Reviews
    It’s Okay. Just Not For Me. - 6/14/2023
    I moved from a small town in Ohio around four years ago, I was 24 years old. Now, at 28, my outlook about living here has changed. I have came to the conclusion, that,... Read More

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    Love/hate relationship with Jax - 8/29/2022
    I’ve lived in Jacksonville for 12+ years(but visited on and off much longer). There’s things I love and things I hate and just like any place there are pros and cons.... Read More

    Any thoughts on the Southside area - 8/15/2022
    We have been investigating Jax for a while. It looks like the Southside, Baymeadows and the further East you get is great. Any thoughts on moving to those areas, pretty... Read More

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