Zip 36542 (Gulf Shores, AL) 

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Weather in Zip 36542 (Gulf Shores, AL)

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

76°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightSlight Chance Rain Showers71° / 90°N 15 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy72° / 90°NE 5 to 10 mph
Thursday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms73° / 90°E 5 mph
Friday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms74° / 88°SE 5 mph
Saturday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms74° / 90°SE 5 mph
Sunday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms74° / 90°W 5 mph
Monday NightChance Showers And Thunderstorms75° / 91°W 5 mph

Weather Highlights

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)
HighLow
January60° 41°
February63° 44°
March69° 50°
April76° 57°
May83° 65°
June88° 72°
July90° 74°
August90° 74°
September87° 70°
October79° 59°
November70° 50°
December63° 43°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Gulf Shores
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January07100
February0490
March0190
April0070
May1070
June90110
July150130
August160130
September60100
October0070
November0180
December05100

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.


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