The best times to visit Fort Walton Beach for ideal weather are

February 19th to May 27th

or

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.

 

 


Other Fort Walton Beach Travel Info

Weather in Fort Walton Beach

Temperature

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)

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Fort Walton Beach Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Fort Walton Beach Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 60.6 50.6 42
Feb 62.1 53.6 46.2
Mar 67.5 59.4 51.5
Apr 74.7 67.7 60.1
May 81.5 74.6 67.2
Jun 87.7 81.3 74.3
Jul 87.6 81.4 75
Aug 88.6 81.9 75.5
Sep 86.1 78.5 71.2
Oct 78.7 69.7 60.6
Nov 68.9 58.5 49
Dec 63.5 53.9 45.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.9 10.3 5.6
Feb 16.7 12 7.9
Mar 19.7 15.2 10.8
Apr 23.7 19.8 15.6
May 27.5 23.7 19.6
Jun 30.9 27.4 23.5
Jul 30.9 27.4 23.9
Aug 31.4 27.7 24.2
Sep 30.1 25.8 21.8
Oct 25.9 20.9 15.9
Nov 20.5 14.7 9.4
Dec 17.5 12.2 7.7

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Fort Walton Beach (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 0 4.8
Feb 30% 0 5.7
Mar 19% 0 5.6
Apr 14% 0 5.5
May 18% 0 4.8
Jun 30% 0 5.8
Jul 34% 0 10.5
Aug 40% 0 7.6
Sep 13% 0 3.1
Oct 18% 0 4.4
Nov 13% 0 2.5
Dec 24% 0 6.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 12.2
Feb 30 0 14.5
Mar 19 0 14.2
Apr 14 0 14
May 18 0 12.2
Jun 30 0 14.7
Jul 34 0 26.7
Aug 40 0 19.3
Sep 13 0 7.9
Oct 18 0 11.2
Nov 13 0 6.4
Dec 24 0 15.7

 

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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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
Jan 64%
Feb 67.2%
Mar 63.9%
Apr 67%
May 66.6%
Jun 70.2%
Jul 73.1%
Aug 75.4%
Sep 69.5%
Oct 62.3%
Nov 62.6%
Dec 69.2%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 24.8 in November means 24.8% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

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.

 

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