Alachua County, Florida 

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Climate in Alachua County, Florida

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

Alachua County averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 222 sunny days per year in Alachua County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alachua County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
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 Alachua County is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

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Summer   /   Winter
April, November and October are the most pleasant months in Alachua County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alachua, FloridaUnited States
  50.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  112.8 days106.2 days
  222 days205 days
  91.5°85.8°
  41.2°21.7°
  7.17
  5.74.3
  102 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 Alachua County with an average high temperature of 91.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Florida. In Alachua County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Alachua County are November, March and April.


In Alachua County, there are 82.1 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 Alachua County with an average of 41.2°. This is colder than most places in Florida.


In Alachua County, there are 18.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.


In Alachua County, 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 Alachua County 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.


August is the wettest month in Alachua County with 7.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.5 inches in Alachua County means that it is one of the driest places in Florida.


August is the rainiest month in Alachua County with 16.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 112.8 rainy days annually in Alachua County, which is about average compared to other places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


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





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