The best times to visit Florida for ideal weather are
December 10th to February 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Florida Travel Guide
Weather in Florida
Average temperatures in Florida vary very little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 82 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Florida, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-August where highs are regularly around 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.3°F (25.2°C) at night.
Florida Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Florida 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.
Florida Perceived Temperature (F)
Florida Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Florida 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)|
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 Florida.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Florida (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
Florida has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is March (61.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (70.9%).
Wind in Florida is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November. March’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.1 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Florida.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||9||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||8.9||a gentle breeze||14.5||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||9.8||a gentle breeze||15.5||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||9.3||a gentle breeze||15.5||a moderate breeze|
|May||8.3||a gentle breeze||14.6||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||7.1||a gentle breeze||13.2||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||7.6||a gentle breeze||13.7||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||7.3||a gentle breeze||13.4||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||6.3||a light breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||7.3||a gentle breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||9.3||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||8.9||a gentle breeze||13.4||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Florida?
As of 5/19/2017 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Cuba; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
Overall Florida Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 80.1°F (26.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Florida, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 80.9°F (27.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Florida to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 79.2°F (26.2°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.