Pensacola, Florida 

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Climate in Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, FL experiences a humid subtropical climate with warm to hot summers and mild to cool winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 74 degrees Fahrenheit, while the winter temperatures tend to stay above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The city is known for its high humidity levels throughout the year as well as its abundance of sunshine. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year with occasional tropical storms and hurricanes during hurricane season.

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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Summer   /   Winter
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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    Reviews for Pensacola    72 Reviews
    Escambia county is on life support. - 12/17/2022
    I grew up in Pcola and moved away after hurricane Ivan over a decade ago. I have recently moved back and was shocked to see the rate of decline it has endured over the... Read More

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    Great place to live incredible beaches! - 8/12/2022
    I've lived here for almost 30 years and love it! Good size town but not a big city still plenty to do in downtown's really come alive in the last 10 years. Plus we have... Read More

    Best place to live, work and play, hands down - 12/27/2021
    I came here to visit and never left! The American Planning Association named downtown Pensacola "Florida's Greatest Place" after a popular vote and Palafox Street was... Read More

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