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.


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Weather in Pensacola

Temperature

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)

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Pensacola 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.

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Pensacola Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan62.151.642.8
Feb64.75444.9
Mar71.461.352.3
Apr77.46859.5
May84.17566.7
Jun90.581.573.9
Jul90.78275
Aug90.881.974.9
Sep87.678.471.1
Oct80.469.660.4
Nov71.159.850
Dec66.555.947.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan16.710.96
Feb18.212.27.2
Mar21.916.311.3
Apr25.22015.3
May28.923.919.3
Jun32.527.523.3
Jul32.627.823.9
Aug32.727.723.8
Sep30.925.821.7
Oct26.920.915.8
Nov21.715.410
Dec19.213.38.7


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan20%04.6
Feb27%06.2
Mar14%04.9
Apr18%04.9
May16%05.4
Jun26%06.3
Jul33%08.1
Aug33%07
Sep27%06.1
Oct16%06.3
Nov15%04.2
Dec24%06

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan20011.7
Feb27015.7
Mar14012.4
Apr18012.4
May16013.7
Jun26016
Jul33020.6
Aug33017.8
Sep27015.5
Oct16016
Nov15010.7
Dec24015.2

 

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.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.2Gentle breeze13Significant breeze
Feb7.2Gentle breeze13.4Significant breeze
Mar7.6Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Apr7.5Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
May7Gentle breeze13.3Significant breeze
Jun6.2Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
Jul5.6Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Aug5.5Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Sep5.6Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Nov6.3Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Dec6.8Light breeze12.4Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan60%
Feb61.3%
Mar62.8%
Apr64.6%
May64.2%
Jun66.4%
Jul68.8%
Aug69.7%
Sep67.8%
Oct60.6%
Nov61.9%
Dec68.8%

 

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

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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 very reliable. 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 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.

 

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