Lake City, Florida 

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Climate in Lake City, Florida

Lake City, FL has a subtropical climate that is typical of the southern United States. The area experiences mild winters and hot, humid summers. On average, temperatures range from the mid 30s to mid 90s throughout the year. During the summer months, temperatures often reach into the triple digits with heat index readings even higher than this. Rainfall is frequent during both summer and winter months, but especially during hurricane season in late summer. Humidity is high year round with dew points generally rising above 60 degrees Fahrenheit for much of the year.

Lake City, Florida gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 222 sunny days per year in Lake City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lake City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 107 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 42
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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Summer   /   Winter
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lake City, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lake City, FloridaUnited States
  52.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  106.7 days106.2 days
  222 days205 days
  197 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 Lake City with an average high temperature of 92.4°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Florida. In Lake City, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake City are April, March and November.

In Lake City, there are 90.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake City with an average of 41.5°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Lake City, there are 15.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

In Lake City, 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 Lake City can be oppressive in the summer, but pleasant for much of the year. The humidity here has been described as stifling in July and August. The humid season extends from May-October and the most comfortable months are November-April.

June is the wettest month in Lake City with 6.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.2 inches in Lake City means that it is drier than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Lake City with 14.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 106.7 rainy days annually in Lake City, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Avoid unless you want Covid exposure - 10/11/2021
    I have been here 7 years and until Covid hit, I thought is was okay despite a large number of Confederate flags. Covid brought the worst in people. I have been... Read More

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    Lake City Jews - 7/5/2009
    You can always build a place of worship or build Jewish community. The Muslims just build their place of worship here and many Christians have their churches. Why... Read More

    A Place You Proudly Call Home-A Community You Call - 2/13/2008
    I have lived all over the country from Missouri, Pennsylvania, and have finally found my niche here in Lake City, Florida. I love it here, and with the church I... Read More

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