The best times to visit Santa Rosa Beach for ideal weather are

February 19th to May 27th

or

October 1st to December 30th

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

 

 


Other Santa Rosa Beach Travel Info

Weather in Santa Rosa Beach

Temperature

Average temperatures in Santa Rosa 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 somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Santa Rosa Beach, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.1°F (25.6°C) at night.

Santa Rosa Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Santa Rosa 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.

Santa Rosa Beach Perceived Temperature (F)

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Santa Rosa Beach Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Santa Rosa 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 62 53.1 44.9
Feb 63.3 54.7 46.4
Mar 69.5 61.6 53.6
Apr 76 68.7 61.4
May 82.9 75.9 68.5
Jun 88.7 82.2 75.6
Jul 89.5 83.1 76.7
Aug 89.8 83.2 76.8
Sep 87.3 80 73.4
Oct 80.1 71.3 63.2
Nov 71.2 61.5 52.8
Dec 66.5 57.6 49.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.7 11.7 7.2
Feb 17.4 12.6 8
Mar 20.8 16.4 12
Apr 24.4 20.4 16.3
May 28.3 24.4 20.3
Jun 31.5 27.9 24.2
Jul 31.9 28.4 24.8
Aug 32.1 28.4 24.9
Sep 30.7 26.7 23
Oct 26.7 21.8 17.3
Nov 21.8 16.4 11.6
Dec 19.2 14.2 9.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Santa Rosa Beach are October, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa Beach.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Santa Rosa 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 21% 0 3.5
Feb 24% 0 5.6
Mar 15% 0 3.4
Apr 13% 0 5.2
May 14% 0 4.2
Jun 19% 0 3.8
Jul 26% 0 7.1
Aug 28% 0 6.2
Sep 18% 0 5.9
Oct 13% 0 3.7
Nov 14% 0 4.4
Dec 21% 0 5.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 0 8.9
Feb 24 0 14.2
Mar 15 0 8.6
Apr 13 0 13.2
May 14 0 10.7
Jun 19 0 9.7
Jul 26 0 18
Aug 28 0 15.7
Sep 18 0 15
Oct 13 0 9.4
Nov 14 0 11.2
Dec 21 0 14.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Santa Rosa Beach has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is October (58.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (68.3%).

Wind in Santa Rosa Beach is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.3 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Santa Rosa 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 6.6 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 6.6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Oct 5.9 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.9%
Feb 63.2%
Mar 64.6%
Apr 65.2%
May 64.8%
Jun 66.1%
Jul 67.6%
Aug 68.3%
Sep 65.3%
Oct 58.9%
Nov 60.6%
Dec 66.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa 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 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 Santa Rosa Beach Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°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 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Santa Rosa Beach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 68°F (20°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Santa Rosa Beach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.2°F (20.1°C) and 61.3°F (16.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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