Ocala, Florida 

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Climate in Ocala, Florida

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

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

On average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Ocala. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Ocala gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Ocala, FloridaUnited States
  51.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  112.0 days106.2 days
  233 days205 days
  69 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 Ocala with an average high temperature of 92.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Florida. In Ocala, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ocala are March, November and February.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ocala with an average of 43.4°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Ocala, there are 107.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Florida.

In Ocala, there are 12.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

In Ocala, 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 Ocala with 7.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 51.9 inches in Ocala means that it is drier than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in Ocala with 16.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.2 rainy days. There are 112.0 rainy days annually in Ocala, which is about average compared to other 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 Ocala, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Ocala.

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    Reviews for Ocala    53 Reviews
    Ocala is a hidden GEM here in central florida - 3/6/2020
    I have lived in Ocala Florida for 10 yrs. Moving from New England. It does indeed get hot here....IT'S FLORIDA. I am not a fan of the blistering cold of the northern... Read More

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    Why I Choose to Make Ocala Home - 12/18/2019
    I have lived in different parts of FL from Miami to Live Oak. I have also lived in NH, VA, & SC. I have also made many extended visits to GA & TN many times in different... Read More

    Skip the city, go to the forest - 8/12/2019
    The city isn't really anything special but the real nice stuff is in the Ocala national forest with the freshwater springs and big lakes. I really think more people... Read More

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