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.
Gainesville Travel Guide
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)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gainesville.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gainesville (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
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.
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||4.9||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|
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
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.