The best times to visit Pensacola for ideal weather are
March 5th to May 20th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Pensacola Travel Guide
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Weather in Pensacola
Average temperatures in Pensacola vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a chance of precipitation throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 Pensacola, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 92.1°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.3°F (24.6°C) at night.
Pensacola Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pensacola 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.
Pensacola Perceived Temperature (F)
Pensacola Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pensacola 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 Pensacola are March, November, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid March. For example, on the week of March 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Pensacola? 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 Pensacola.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pensacola (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
Pensacola has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (60% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.7%).
Wind in Pensacola is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 7.6 knots (8.7 MPH or 14 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pensacola.
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||7.2||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.6||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.2||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.6||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.5||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.6||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.2||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.3||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.8||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pensacola?
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 Pensacola, 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 Pensacola 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 Pensacola Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 66°F (18.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Pensacola, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 67.8°F (19.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Pensacola to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68°F (20°C) and 61.5°F (16.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.