Lake Placid, Florida 

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Climate in Lake Placid, Florida


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lake Placid is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

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November, December and April are the most pleasant months in Lake Placid, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lake Placid, FloridaUnited States
  51.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  110.6 days106.2 days
  255 days205 days
  151 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 Placid with an average high temperature of 92.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Florida. In Lake Placid, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lake Placid are February, March and November.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lake Placid with an average of 47.2°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Lake Placid, there are 111.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Florida.

In Lake Placid, there are 6.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

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

June is the wettest month in Lake Placid with 8.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 47% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.0 inches in Lake Placid means that it is drier than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Lake Placid with 16.3 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 110.6 rainy days annually in Lake Placid, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Lake Placid    4 Reviews
    Great little town in central FL - 3/16/2019
    So, I bought a house in Lake Placid about 7 months ago and so far I love it. Real Estate is very reasonable and plenty of properties to pick from. Seems like prices... Read More

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    Home prices in Lake Placid, Fl. - 12/6/2016
    Your site states it is not a good time to buy a home in Lake Placid because home prices are down. Wouldn't that be the perfect time to... Read More

    Lake Placid, Fl. - 12/8/2015
    South Florida definitely has the best weather but that comes with a price. I'm retiring to the wide open spaces of Lake Placid. Cost of living is lower and home prices,... Read More

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