Sarasota, FL is located in the subtropical climate zone which experiences mild winters and hot summers. The season is divided into a dry season from December to April and a wet season from May to November. Average temperatures during the summer can reach up to 90°F with high humidity, while winter temperatures usually hover around 70°F. Precipitation is spread out throughout the year with an average of 50 inches annually. The area also experiences regular thunderstorms and high winds making it a great place for outdoor activities such as swimming, golfing, and sailing.
Sarasota, Florida gets 56 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Sarasota averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Sarasota. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Sarasota gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 51
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sarasota is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Florida.
2.5 / 9.2
Summer / Winter
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Sarasota, while August and July are the least comfortable months.