The most pleasant months of the year for the 36542 zip code are October, April and May. In the 36542 zip code, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the 36542 zip code with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Alabama. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the 36542 zip code. The most uncomfortably humid months are August, July and June.
Today's Weather - Gulf Shores, AL
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Slight Chance Rain Showers
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Overnight||Slight Chance Rain Showers||71° / 90°||N 15 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Partly Cloudy||72° / 90°||NE 5 to 10 mph|
|Thursday Night||Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||73° / 90°||E 5 mph|
|Friday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||74° / 88°||SE 5 mph|
|Saturday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||74° / 90°||SE 5 mph|
|Sunday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||74° / 90°||W 5 mph|
|Monday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||75° / 91°||W 5 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 64 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Gulf Shores (zip 36542) area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Alabama.
7.1 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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: Gulf Shores
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.