Pensacola, Florida 

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Climate in Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, Florida gets 64 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 224 sunny days per year in Pensacola. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Pensacola gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 42
Rain: averages 64 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Pensacola, FloridaUnited States
  64.4 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  110.0 days106.2 days
  224 days205 days
  52 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 Pensacola with an average high temperature of 89.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Florida. In Pensacola, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Pensacola are April, October and March.

In Pensacola, there are 52.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Pensacola with an average of 41.7°. This is colder than most places in Florida.

In Pensacola, there are 13.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.

In Pensacola, 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 Pensacola can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

July is the wettest month in Pensacola with 7.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 4.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 64.4 inches in Pensacola means that it is one of the wettest places in Florida.

July is the rainiest month in Pensacola with 14.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 110.0 rainy days annually in Pensacola, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    A city on the wrong track. - 10/18/2021
    I've lived in Pensacola for 35yrs, I am well travelled. Pensacola has gone down hill and is continuing to go down hill. What was once a slightly backward, but Southern... Read More

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    High Crime, Low Income. Not Just Opinion.. Stats - 9/28/2021
    Lived in Pensacola 6 years almost 7. Pensacola has gone to crap there’s just no question about it. You can see what people’s priorities and interests are just by... Read More

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    Pensacola is my hometown. I have lived briefly in other cities and couldn't wait to get home. I lived in Minneapolis (Hated it), Avon Colorado (loved it but couldn't... Read More

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