New Port Richey, FL Climate


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New Port Richey, FL has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. Throughout the year, temperatures usually range from the mid-60s to upper-90s in the summer months. The average annual precipitation is around 55 inches, most of which falls between June and September. New Port Richey also experiences heavy afternoon thunderstorms in the summer months, as well as occasional cold fronts in winter that bring cooler temperatures and some snowfall. Overall, this area of Florida has a fairly pleasant climate year-round with plenty of sunshine.

New Port Richey, Florida gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

New Port Richey 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 New Port Richey. The US average is 205 sunny days.

New Port Richey gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 49
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for New Port Richey is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

2.9 Summer - 9 Winter
April, November and March are the most pleasant months in New Port Richey, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateNew Port Richey, FloridaUnited States
  51.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  107.6 days106.2 days
  240 days205 days
  90.2°85.8°
  49.1°21.7°
  77
  6.44.3
  16 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 New Port Richey with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In New Port Richey, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for New Port Richey are November, March and April.
In New Port Richey, there are 68.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for New Port Richey with an average of 49.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In New Port Richey, there are 3.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In New Port Richey, 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 New Port Richey 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.
August is the wettest month in New Port Richey with 8.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.3 inches in New Port Richey means that it is drier than most places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in New Port Richey with 15.8 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.1 rainy days. There are 107.6 rainy days annually in New Port Richey, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 41% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in New Port Richey, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in New Port Richey.
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