Florida Climate


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Florida State has a warm and humid climate year round, with temperatures soaring as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. The state also experiences frequent thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the summer season, while winter brings milder temperatures and the occasional freeze. Florida is known for its beautiful beaches as much as it is for its subtropical climate, making it a popular tourist destination all year round.

Florida, Florida gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 237 sunny days per year in Florida. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Florida gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 115 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 49
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

Florida's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 6.8 (10=best) indicates it is less comfortable than most states in the United States.

2.8 Summer - 8.8 Winter
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in the state of Florida, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateFlorida, FloridaUnited States
  55.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  115.4 days106.2 days
  237 days205 days
  66 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 Florida with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. In Florida, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Florida are November, March and April.
Florida has 77.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest states in the U.S.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Florida with an average of 48.9°. This is one of the warmest of the U.S. states.
Florida has 6.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.
Florida averages 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.
Humidity in the state of Florida 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 Florida with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. Florida's average annual rainfall of 55.0 inches indicates that it is one of the wettest states in the United States.
August is the rainiest month in Florida with 15.8 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. Florida's annual average of 115.4 days with measurable rain is rainier than most states in the United States. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 39% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.
With an average annual snowfall of 0.0 inches, Florida is one of the least snowy states in the United States. There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Florida.
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