The best times to visit Fort Walton Beach for ideal weather are
February 19th to May 27th
October 1st to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Fort Walton Beach Travel Guide
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Weather in Fort Walton Beach
Average temperatures in Fort Walton Beach vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Fort Walton Beach, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.1°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.7°F (24.3°C) at night.
Fort Walton Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Fort Walton Beach 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.
Fort Walton Beach Perceived Temperature (F)
Fort Walton Beach Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach are September, November, 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.
When can you find snow in Fort Walton Beach? 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 Fort Walton Beach.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Fort Walton Beach (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
Fort Walton Beach has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (62.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (75.4%).
Wind in Fort Walton Beach is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.2 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Fort Walton Beach.
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||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.9||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.6||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.4||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.8||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.5||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.5||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Fort Walton Beach?
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 Fort Walton Beach, FL, US is June, followed by July and May. 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 Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 61.7°F (16.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 9 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Fort Walton Beach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 64.7°F (18.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 too cold this time of year in Fort Walton Beach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.