West Palm Beach, Florida 

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Climate in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida gets 63 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

West Palm Beach averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 238 sunny days per year in West Palm Beach. The US average is 205 sunny days.

West Palm Beach gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 140 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 56
Rain: averages 63 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for West Palm Beach is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.

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Summer   /   Winter
December, March and February are the most pleasant months in West Palm Beach, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  West Palm Beach, FloridaUnited States
  62.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  140.1 days106.2 days
  238 days205 days
  13 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 West Palm Beach with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In West Palm Beach, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for West Palm Beach are March, December and February.

In West Palm Beach, there are 58.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for West Palm Beach with an average of 55.6°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.

In West Palm Beach, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.

In West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach is significant throughout the year, and miserable in the summer. The humidity here has been described as oppressive or stifling in the summer. The humid season extends from April-November and the most comfortable months are December-March.

June is the wettest month in West Palm Beach with 8.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 62.8 inches in West Palm Beach means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.

August is the rainiest month in West Palm Beach with 17.6 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 140.1 rainy days annually in West Palm Beach, which is one of the rainiest places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for West Palm Beach    51 Reviews
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