Orlando, FL Climate


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Orlando, FL has a subtropical climate that is characterized by hot and humid summers and mild winters. During the summer months, temperatures typically reach into the 90s Fahrenheit, while in winter they are usually in the 60s or low 70s. Precipitation is fairly even throughout the year, with around 55 inches overall. Orlando experiences high levels of humidity due to its proximity to bodies of water like Lake Okeechobee and the Atlantic Ocean. Thunderstorms are frequent during the summer months, bringing relief from the heat but also bringing risks such as flooding and strong winds.

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

Orlando 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 Orlando. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Orlando gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 114 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 49
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

2.2 Summer - 9.1 Winter
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Orlando, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateOrlando, FloridaUnited States
  52.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  114.4 days106.2 days
  233 days205 days
  102 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 Orlando with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Florida. In Orlando, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Orlando are March, November and February.
In Orlando, there are 95.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Orlando with an average of 48.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In Orlando, there are 3.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In Orlando, 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 Orlando 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 Orlando with 8.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 44% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.1 inches in Orlando means that it is drier than most places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in Orlando with 16.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 114.4 rainy days annually in Orlando, 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 Orlando, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Orlando.
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Over 1 years ago

I made the decision to move to Orlando when I was 20. My father was a contractor so by then I'd lived in many different states & countries so I have a unique  More

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I have lived and worked in the Orlando area for more than 10 years. I really wish I could give Orlando two ratings because half the year it is wonderful and other half  More

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Over 2 years ago

I have lived in Orlando for 6 years. The environment, living costs, and housing costs are good. There are many fun places around Orlando. It's a good place to live in  More

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