The most pleasant months of the year for Sarasota are March, November and February. In Sarasota, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Sarasota with an average high temperature of 90.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Sarasota. The humidity here has been described as stifling in July and August.
Today's Weather - Sarasota, FL
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Showers And Thunderstorms
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|This Afternoon||Showers And Thunderstorms||87° / 74°||SW 23 mph|
|Friday||Chance Rain Showers||82° / 66°||W 24 mph|
|Saturday||Chance Rain Showers||79° / 66°||WNW 16 mph|
|Sunday||Mostly Sunny||78° / 62°||N 3 to 10 mph|
|Monday||Sunny||80° / 64°||NNE 7 mph|
|Tuesday||Sunny||83° / 65°||NNE 9 mph|
|Wednesday||Sunny||84° / 66°||NE 9 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 51
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Sarasota area is 2.5 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.
2.5 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Sarasota
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.