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Florida Keys, Florida, United States. Author Stig Nygaard. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Florida Keys, Florida, United States. Author Stig Nygaard

Florida climate: when to go to Florida

Florida has mixture of subtropical and tropical climate, specifically, the northern and central part of Florida has a humid subtropical climate, while the southern part of the state has a tropical climate.

The summers, from May until October, are very hot and very humid, this is also the rainy and the hurricane season. As for cyclones and hurricanes almost a third of cyclones hit Florida in September, and almost three-quarters befall on Florida between August and October, this period represents the peak of the hurricane season.

Summer temperatures are high, for example, Miami, has an average minimum temperature of 24 ° C / 25 ° C, and an average maximum temperatures of 31 ° C / 32 ° C in the hottest months between June and September.

The rains that fall mainly from May to October, take the form of afternoon thunderstorms, on average in Florida falls between 1,000 mm and 1,600 mm of rainfall per year. The hours of sunshine are very high, on average the northern part of the state has between 2,400 and 2,800 hours of sunshine annually, while the southern part of Florida, including Miami, has between 2,800 and 3,200 hours of sunshine per year.

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Author Chensiyuan. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Author Chensiyuan

Winters are dry and mild, the temperatures are optimal especially in the southern part of the state. The city of Miami has average minimum temperature of 15 ° C / 16 ° C (in Key West, which is located further south, winter temperatures even arrive at 18 ° C / 19 ° C) and average maximum temperatures of 24 ° C / 25 ° C in cooler months between December and February.

At the far north, in Jacksonville winter temperatures are lower with average minimum temperatures of 6 ° C / 7 ° C, and average maximum temperatures of 18 ° C / 20 ° C in the coldest months of December to February. Due to the tropical climate, snow in Florida is a very rare occurrence, frost is more common than snow, and frost days sometimes occur during the winter months, particularly in northern Florida.

The sea has excellent temperatures for swimming throughout the year, the water temperature of the sea varies in fact between 20 ° C / 23 ° C during the winter months until reaching 30 ° C in August.

WHEN TO GO TO FLORIDA

Due to its tropical climate Florida is a destination for all seasons. To consider, however, that summer is also the rainy season and the season in which can fall on the peninsula tropical hurricanes. Clemency and mild winter climate of Florida is known around the world, winter is, in fact, the best time to visit Florida, especially the southern part of the state. Among the most suitable are the months between November and April, the driest and with very mild temperatures.

The climate of Miami.

FLORIDA CLIMATIC TABLES

MIAMI (2 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Rain (mm) Rainy days
January 15,5 24,7 41 6,9
February 16,8 25,6 57 6,5
March 18,3 26,8 76 7,0
April 20,2 28,4 80 6,4
May 22,7 30,6 135 10,0
June 24,4 31,9 245 16,4
July 25,2 32,7 165 16,9
August 25,2 32,8 225 18,9
September 24,7 31,8 250 17,9
October 23,1 30,1 160 12,7
November 20,1 27,6 83 8,4
December 17,2 25,5 51 7,2
YEAR  21,1  29,1 1572 135,2

FLORIDA SEA WATER TEMPERATURE

MIAMI
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 23
February 23
March 24
April 25
May 27
June 29
July 29
August 30
September 29
October 28
November 26
December 24

TAMPA
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 21
February 20
March 21
April 22
May 26
June 28
July 29
August 30
September 29
October 27
November 25
December 22
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