The best times to visit West Palm Beach for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 1st
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 West Palm Beach
Average temperatures in West Palm Beach 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 less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 West Palm Beach, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.8°F (24.3°C) at night.
West Palm Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
West Palm Beach 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.
West Palm Beach Perceived Temperature (F)
West Palm Beach Perceived Temperature (C)
Average West Palm 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.
|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 West Palm Beach are January, March, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.
When can you find snow in West Palm 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 West Palm Beach.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in West Palm Beach (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
West Palm Beach has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (57.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (69.9%).
Wind in West Palm Beach is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in West Palm Beach.
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||7.9||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.3||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.3||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.2||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|May||8.8||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.4||Light breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.6||Light breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.1||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.7||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.2||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to West Palm 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 West Palm Beach, FL, US is July, followed by December and February. 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 West Palm 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
Overall West Palm Beach Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 about 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in West Palm Beach, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 80.1°F (26.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 12 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 perfect this time of year in West Palm Beach to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.7°F (27.1°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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