The best times to visit Crystal River for ideal weather are
February 19th to May 20th
October 1st to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Crystal River Travel Guide
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Weather in Crystal River
Average temperatures in Crystal River vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Crystal River, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.6°F (23.1°C) at night.
Crystal River Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Crystal River Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Crystal River Perceived Temperature (F)
Crystal River Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Crystal River Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Crystal River are November, December, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid November. For example, on the week of November 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in Crystal River? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Crystal River.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Crystal River (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Crystal River has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (53.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (70.5%).
Wind in Crystal River is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Crystal River.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|May||4.4||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.5||Barely noticeable||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.5||Barely noticeable||9.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.4||Light breeze||10.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.4||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Crystal River?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Crystal River, FL, US is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Crystal River in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Crystal River Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 72.3°F (22.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Crystal River, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Crystal River to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 68.1°F (20.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.