Gainesville Metro Area, Florida 

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Climate in Gainesville Metro Area, Florida

Gainesville Metro Area, Florida gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gainesville Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 242 sunny days per year in Gainesville Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gainesville Metro Area 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 91 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 the Gainesville metro area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

7.1 / 10
April, November and October are the most pleasant months in the Gainesville metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gainesville, FloridaUnited States
  51.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  112.9 days106.2 days
  242 days205 days
  91.4°85.8°
  41.1°21.7°
  7.17
  5.64.3
  80 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 the Gainesville metro area with an average high temperature of 91.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Florida. In the Gainesville metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Gainesville metro area are November, March and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Gainesville metro area with an average of 41.1°. This is colder than most places in Florida.


In the Gainesville metro area, there are 81.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.


In the Gainesville metro area, there are 19.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Florida.


In the Gainesville metro area, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.


August is the wettest month in the Gainesville metro area with 7.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.2 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 51.0 inches in the Gainesville metro area means that it is drier than most places in Florida.


August is the rainiest month in the Gainesville metro area with 16.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 112.9 rainy days annually in the Gainesville metro area, 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 the Gainesville metro area, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the Gainesville metro area.





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