Florida Through the Seasons

Florida - Seasons - Summer - Winter - Fall - Spring
Florida - Seasons - Summer - Winter - Fall - Spring

Florida is the most visited state in the US and for good reason. It’s a really gorgeous state with an excellent climate all year long. However, some seasons can be a bit trickier than others.  

With unexpected storms, hurricanes, red tides, sargassum blooms, and even dangerous sunshine, it’s important to know what’s going on with the weather in a given season before you plan your trip. So, let’s take a look at Florida Through the Seasons. 

Spring in Florida 

As with most places, Spring is a wonderful time of the year. Florida, however, is slightly more wonderful this time of year than other destinations. Spring in Florida marks the end of the dry season and the beginning of the wet one.  

Temperatures for Spring range from 70°F to 88°F (21-31°C). And though precipitation is rare at the beginning of Spring, towards the end you can get wet. Notably, Miami and West Palm Beach experience higher jumps in rainfall. Also worth noting is that in Spring there are no summer crowds yet, however, the seas are still cool. 

Florida - Seasons - Summer - Winter - Fall - Spring

Summer 

If you’re traveling to Florida in Summer, prepare to sweat. Average temperatures for the state in Summer range from 89 °F (32 °C) during the day to 71-73 °F (22-23 °C) at night. The heat can be more unbearable in the inland portions of the state as the coastal breezes can have a cooling effect. 

If you’re traveling to Florida during the Summer, expect to plan activities for the first half of the day to avoid higher temperatures and rain. Thundershowers usually begin in the afternoon and sometimes can last a couple of hours. 

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 Each month Florida can receive 7” in tropical rains and hurricane season begins in June and peaks first in August. It’s important to prepare so be sure to check out what you need to know about hurricane season (here) before you go. Also, the most dangerous thing in a Florida summer is also the most beloved – the sun. Be sure and bring sunscreen. Find out more about that (here).  

Autumn 

Some might say that Autumn is the best time to visit the Sunshine State. The summer heat dissipates as Autumn brings in the cooler air, dropping temperatures from 88 °F (31 °C) in September to 77 °F (25 °C) in November.  

Crowds begin to thin, and precipitation falls off in the Autumn months as well. Of course, hurricane season doesn’t fall off until October so, keep that in mind. With November being the driest month of the year for Florida – it’s an ideal time for hiking.  

Winter  

As seasons go in Florida, winter is the worst time for beach activities and the best time to trek to inland portions of the state. For example, Disney World Orlando, Universal Orlando, or Seaworld. 

Temperatures average around 71 °F (22 °C) in the afternoon and 50 °F (10 °C) at night. Clearly too cold for sunbathing or swimming. It’s worth noting that snow is rare in Florida and winter months are mostly dry.  

Be sure and stay up to speed on all the hot spots and sweet destinations in Florida.      

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