The best times to visit Sarasota for ideal weather are

October 22nd to April 29th

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 Sarasota

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sarasota vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th 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 Sarasota, 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 92.1°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.8°F (24.3°C) at night.

Sarasota Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sarasota 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.

Sarasota Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sarasota Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sarasota 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)
Jan72.26151.6
Feb73.362.653.5
Mar77.666.757
Apr82.272.563.2
May87.277.468.3
Jun89.981.173.5
Jul90.382.175.4
Aug91.482.875.9
Sep89.980.774
Oct85.775.867.9
Nov79.36859
Dec766555.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan22.316.110.9
Feb22.91711.9
Mar25.319.313.9
Apr27.922.517.3
May30.725.220.2
Jun32.227.323.1
Jul32.427.824.1
Aug3328.224.4
Sep32.227.123.3
Oct29.824.319.9
Nov26.32015
Dec24.418.313.3


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sarasota are December, November, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

When can you find snow in Sarasota? 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 Sarasota.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan12%02
Feb13%01.5
Mar14%02.6
Apr13%02.6
May13%02.7
Jun25%05.9
Jul30%06.9
Aug37%07.1
Sep28%06.4
Oct13%02.4
Nov9%01.4
Dec8%01

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1205.1
Feb1303.8
Mar1406.6
Apr1306.6
May1306.9
Jun25015
Jul30017.5
Aug37018
Sep28016.3
Oct1306.1
Nov903.6
Dec802.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Sarasota has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (61% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (70.4%).

Wind in Sarasota is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.7 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.9Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Feb7.1Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Mar7.9Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Apr7.7Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
May7.5Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Jun6.8Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Jul6Light breeze12.8Significant breeze
Aug6.1Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
Sep6.1Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
Oct6.7Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
Nov6.9Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
Dec6.9Light breeze12.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan64.4%
Feb64.6%
Mar61%
Apr62.7%
May61.7%
Jun66.8%
Jul68.6%
Aug69.4%
Sep70.4%
Oct64.1%
Nov64.1%
Dec68.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sarasota?

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 Sarasota, FL, US is March, followed by February and April. 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 Sarasota in September. 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 46.8 in September means 46.8% of the tourists vs. March.


Overall Sarasota Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 4 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 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Sarasota, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 77.1°F (25.1°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 slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Sarasota to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 70°F (21.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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