Gulf County, FL Climate


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Gulf County, FL has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers. The average high temperature during the summer months is around 90°F, while the average low temperatures dip to around 70°F. There are usually plenty of sunny days throughout the year, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. In addition to the warm summer temperatures, Gulf County also experiences mild winters with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-70s. Rainfall is abundant and occurs throughout most of the year, but it tends to be heavier during the summer months when there are more thunderstorms.

Gulf County, Florida gets 61 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 241 sunny days per year in Gulf County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gulf County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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 41
Rain: averages 61 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gulf County is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Florida.

3.8 Summer - 8.1 Winter
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Gulf County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateGulf, FloridaUnited States
  60.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  103.5 days106.2 days
  241 days205 days
  17 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.

July is the hottest month for Gulf County with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Gulf County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gulf County are April, October and November.
In Gulf County, there are 50.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gulf County with an average of 41.2°. This is colder than most places in Florida.
In Gulf County, there are 15.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.
In Gulf 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 Gulf County can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.
August is the wettest month in Gulf County with 7.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 60.7 inches in Gulf County means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in Gulf County with 14.2 days of rain, and May is the driest month with only 5.3 rainy days. There are 103.5 rainy days annually in Gulf County, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Gulf County, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Gulf County.

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