St. Petersburg, Florida 

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Climate in St. Petersburg, Florida

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

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

On average, there are 248 sunny days per year in St. Petersburg. The US average is 205 sunny days.

St. Petersburg gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 53
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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April, March and November are the most pleasant months in St. Petersburg, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  St. Petersburg, FloridaUnited States
  50.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  101.8 days106.2 days
  248 days205 days
  43 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.

August is the hottest month for St. Petersburg with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In St. Petersburg, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for St. Petersburg are November, March and April.

In St. Petersburg, there are 73.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for St. Petersburg with an average of 52.5°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.

In St. Petersburg, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.

In St. Petersburg, 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. Petersburg can be stifling in the summer but very pleasant in the winter months. The humidity here has been described as oppressive in August and July. The humid season extends from May-November and the most comfortable months are December-April.

August is the wettest month in St. Petersburg with 8.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.7 inches in St. Petersburg means that it is drier than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in St. Petersburg with 15.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 101.8 rainy days annually in St. Petersburg, which is one of the least rainy places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for St. Petersburg    57 Reviews
    Thank you to all who Invest in St. Petersburg! - 6/20/2021
    I grew up here (1968). All the people who have posted how awful it is are not going to be happy anywhere because they see what they see. Thats the evolution of self as... Read More

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    Dont invest or waste your time in S St Petersburg - 11/30/2020
    A very liberal city that is rampant with reverse racism in South St Petersburg in the up and coming areas which is NOT tolerant of whites, gays and others. The South St... Read More

    I'm Bitter Abt St Pete, But You Might Like It - 11/29/2020
    I moved here because my fiance was going to school here and two rents didn't make sense. Visiting was always great! However, after living here for a couple years it's... Read More

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