St. Augustine, FL Climate


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St. Augustine, FL has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 87°F (30°C) and in the winter it is around 61°F (16°C). Throughout the year, the city receives plenty of rainfall averaging about 53 inches (135 cm). The area experiences a very high amount of rain during June through September, which is typical of most coastal areas in Florida. During these months, extreme weather conditions can occur such as thunderstorms and hurricanes. Winters are usually sunny but cold fronts can cause temperatures to drop significantly. In general, St. Augustine enjoys warm weather for much of the year making it an ideal destination for tourists seeking some sun and fun in southern Florida.

St. Augustine, Florida gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 223 sunny days per year in St. Augustine. The US average is 205 sunny days.

St. Augustine gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for St. Augustine is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Florida.

3.9 Summer - 8.7 Winter
April, November and March are the most pleasant months in St. Augustine, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateSt. Augustine, FloridaUnited States
  50.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  118.1 days106.2 days
  223 days205 days
  90.6°85.8°
  45.2°21.7°
  7.37
  5.74.3
  7 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 St. Augustine with an average high temperature of 90.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. In St. Augustine, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for St. Augustine are April, October and November.
In St. Augustine, there are 56.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for St. Augustine with an average of 45.2°. This is colder than most places in Florida.
In St. Augustine, there are 6.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.
In St. Augustine, 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 St. Augustine 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.
September is the wettest month in St. Augustine with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.9 inches in St. Augustine means that it is drier than most places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in St. Augustine with 15.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 118.1 rainy days annually in St. Augustine, which is rainier than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in St. Augustine, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in St. Augustine.
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