The best times to visit Gainesville for ideal weather are

January 29th to May 13th


October 1st to December 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Gainesville


Average temperatures in Gainesville 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 39th 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 Gainesville, 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 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.4°F (23°C) at night.

Gainesville Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Gainesville Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Gainesville Perceived Temperature (F)


Gainesville Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Gainesville 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 69.6 54.9 43
Feb 72.5 58.4 46.9
Mar 77.9 63.1 49.9
Apr 84.4 70.3 57.5
May 88.7 74.7 61.7
Jun 91.9 79.3 69.6
Jul 91.7 79.9 71.7
Aug 91.7 80.5 72.9
Sep 89.2 77.7 69.6
Oct 83.8 70.1 58.6
Nov 76.8 62.4 50.6
Dec 72.9 58.4 46.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.9 12.7 6.1
Feb 22.5 14.7 8.3
Mar 25.5 17.3 9.9
Apr 29.1 21.3 14.2
May 31.5 23.7 16.5
Jun 33.3 26.3 20.9
Jul 33.2 26.6 22.1
Aug 33.2 26.9 22.7
Sep 31.8 25.4 20.9
Oct 28.8 21.2 14.8
Nov 24.9 16.9 10.3
Dec 22.7 14.7 8.1


Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gainesville are October, November, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early December. For example, on the week of December 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Gainesville? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gainesville.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gainesville (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 2.7
Feb 16% 0 2.5
Mar 17% 0 2.5
Apr 18% 0 2.8
May 15% 0 3.9
Jun 34% 0 7.2
Jul 39% 0 7
Aug 38% 0 7.1
Sep 26% 0 4.4
Oct 9% 0 1.4
Nov 11% 0 1.9
Dec 12% 0 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 6.9
Feb 16 0 6.4
Mar 17 0 6.4
Apr 18 0 7.1
May 15 0 9.9
Jun 34 0 18.3
Jul 39 0 17.8
Aug 38 0 18
Sep 26 0 11.2
Oct 9 0 3.6
Nov 11 0 4.8
Dec 12 0 7.4


Humidity and Wind

Gainesville has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (58.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (73.6%).

Wind in Gainesville is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.1 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 early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gainesville.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jul 4.2 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Nov 5 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62%
Feb 62.4%
Mar 58.5%
Apr 60.9%
May 58.1%
Jun 66.2%
Jul 72.1%
Aug 73.6%
Sep 72%
Oct 63.8%
Nov 65.4%
Dec 67.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gainesville?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 07, 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 Gainesville, FL, US is July, followed by August and June. 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 Gainesville in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.2 in December means 47.2% of the tourists vs. July.

Overall Gainesville Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 74.4°F (23.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gainesville, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91°F (32.8°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Gainesville to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 68.4°F (20.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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