The best times to visit Florida for ideal weather are
March 5th to April 29th
October 29th to November 25th
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 little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 29 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 July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early-to-mid-August where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Florida are July, August, and then September. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are only 0.6 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2.2 days with significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Florida? 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 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 (60.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71%).
Wind in Florida is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November. March’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 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 13.6 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||6.4||a light breeze||12.3||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||6.4||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||7||a gentle breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||6.8||a light breeze||13.1||a moderate breeze|
|May||6.5||a light breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||5.6||a light breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||5||a light breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||5.2||a light breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||5.3||a light breeze||11.7||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||6.1||a light breeze||11.6||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||6.5||a light breeze||12||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||6.2||a light breeze||11.7||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Florida?
As of 6/22/2017 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.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Florida, United States is February, followed by March and January. 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 Florida in November. 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 Florida Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 71.4°F (21.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Florida, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 73.5°F (23.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cold this time of year in Florida to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73°F (22.8°C) and 68.2°F (20.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: consistently 5 times per month. These times of year are busy with tourists.