Lakeland, Florida 

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Climate in Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland, FL has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The city experiences occasional thunderstorms and hurricane threats during the summer months.

Lakeland, Florida gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 240 sunny days per year in Lakeland. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lakeland gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 50
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lakeland is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.

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November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Lakeland, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lakeland, FloridaUnited States
  53.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  114.8 days106.2 days
  240 days205 days
  194 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.

August is the hottest month for Lakeland with an average high temperature of 92.4°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Florida. In Lakeland, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lakeland are November, March and February.

In Lakeland, there are 106.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lakeland with an average of 50.0°. This is about average compared to other places in Florida.

In Lakeland, there are 2.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

In Lakeland, 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 Lakeland 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.

June is the wettest month in Lakeland with 8.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.0 inches in Lakeland means that it is about average compared to other places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Lakeland with 17.0 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.5 rainy days. There are 114.8 rainy days annually in Lakeland, which is rainier than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 43% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Lakeland    27 Reviews
    Glad to Leave Lakeland - 10/13/2021
    I used to live in Lakeland, It is hot, humid, crowded and getting more crowded, Most of the people are rude and unfriendly. I was born in the area and visit sometimes to... Read More

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    love it - 1/31/2021
    been there a few times i love it and i a m planning to ove this... Read More

    Tiresome - 5/14/2018
    Perhas if one is from this area, it is different I don't know. It is so dull and seems comfortable being so. There isn't much of a variety of people here, which I ... Read More

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