The best times to visit Florida for ideal weather are
October 15th to April 29th
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 somewhat. 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 60th 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 Florida, 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 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 significant precipitation in Florida are November, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 1 days of 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.
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 some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (60.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71%).
Wind in Florida is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November. March’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 KPH) is considered “a 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.4||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.4||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.8||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.2||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.1||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.5||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Florida?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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 rare with 2 to 3 days of significant 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 the most precipitation with 5 to 6 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 normal amount: 2 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool 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 smalll amount: consistently 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.