When is the best time to go to Florida?

When is the best time to go to Florida? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Florida, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • The best months to go to Miami are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Miami are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months in this city are July, August and September
  • The cities with the best climate are New Smyrna Beach, Steinhatchee and Pensacola, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Miami are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November


Annual weather in Florida

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Florida for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 47°F to 76°F
2 to 7 days*
February 50°F to 79°F
1 to 7 days*
March 54°F to 81°F
2 to 6 days*
April 61°F to 86°F
2 to 8 days*
May 68°F to 88°F
5 to 14 days*
June 77°F to 92°F
8 to 19 days*
July 77°F to 94°F
11 to 22 days*
August 77°F to 94°F
12 to 23 days*
September 72°F to 90°F
8 to 20 days*
October 63°F to 86°F
4 to 12 days*
November 54°F to 81°F
1 to 8 days*
December 50°F to 79°F
1 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Florida by cities

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Miami

Miami

The best months to go to Miami are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island

The best months to go to Anna Maria Island are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

Clearwater

Clearwater

The best months to go to Clearwater are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

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Climate and Weather in Florida

A southeastern State of the United States, Florida mixes both subtropical and tropical climates. The northern and central areas notably undergo a humid subtropical climate and the south including Miami, enjoys a tropical climate.

The Rainy season in Florida and Miami

Due to its tropical climate, Florida has two main seasons. The first, or the rainy season is also known as the hurricane season. The latter takes place from May to October and is characterized by sweltering heat and high humidity. Most cyclones and hurricanes affecting the US state occur at this time of year.

Miami, Florida's capital, experiences high temperatures during this period and such, throughout the most part of the day. Generally the rain which is very present, appears in the form of thunderstorms by late afternoon. On the other hand, the hours of sunlight in Florida and more particularly in Miami, are very high. Swimming is very pleasant at this time of the year, as the sea is around 30° C!

The Dry Season in Miami and Florida

The dry season in Florida is another great season for this American state. The winters are particularly dry and mild, especially in the south such as in Miami. Even during the coldest months between December and February, temperatures remain very pleasant overall. In the northern part of the state however, towards Jacksonville, the temperatures are much lower. The snow is very rare in Florida, however there may be a few days of frost - more specifically in northern Florida.

Note that even in the winter, swimming is still possible because the water temperature is around 22° C during this period.

Florida: Skyline de Miami


Temperatures and rainfall in Florida

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Florida and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Miami, Anna Maria Island, Clearwater, Cocoa Beach and Fort Lauderdale, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Florida

Find out when Florida has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Florida

The months with low numbers of tourists are: May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Florida is high in: January, February, March, April, November and December.

  • Very low season in Florida: June, August and September.
  • Low season in Florida: May, July and October.
  • High season in Florida: January, February, April and November.
  • Peek season in Florida: March and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Florida month by month

Where to go in Florida?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Miami74°F76°F77°F81°F83°F86°F88°F88°F88°F85°F79°F77°F
Anna Maria Island68°F70°F74°F79°F83°F86°F88°F88°F88°F83°F77°F72°F
Clearwater68°F70°F74°F79°F85°F88°F88°F90°F88°F85°F77°F72°F
Cocoa Beach70°F72°F74°F77°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F81°F76°F72°F
Fort Lauderdale74°F76°F77°F81°F83°F86°F88°F90°F88°F85°F79°F77°F
Jacksonville65°F70°F76°F81°F86°F92°F94°F94°F90°F83°F74°F70°F
Key Largo74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F83°F79°F77°F
Key West74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F83°F79°F77°F
Orlando70°F74°F77°F83°F88°F90°F92°F94°F90°F85°F77°F74°F
Sanibel Island72°F74°F76°F81°F85°F88°F88°F90°F88°F85°F79°F76°F
St Petersburg70°F74°F76°F81°F86°F90°F90°F92°F90°F85°F77°F74°F
St. Augustine65°F68°F74°F79°F85°F88°F90°F90°F88°F81°F74°F70°F
Tampa70°F74°F77°F83°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F85°F77°F74°F
Everglades National Park76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F90°F92°F92°F90°F86°F81°F79°F
Apalachicola63°F65°F70°F76°F81°F86°F88°F88°F86°F81°F72°F67°F
Big Cypress National Preserve74°F77°F81°F86°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F86°F81°F77°F
Biscayne National Park76°F77°F79°F83°F86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F81°F77°F
Boynton Beach74°F76°F76°F81°F83°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F79°F76°F
Caladesi Island68°F70°F74°F79°F85°F88°F88°F90°F88°F83°F76°F72°F
Captiva Island72°F74°F76°F81°F85°F88°F88°F90°F88°F85°F79°F76°F

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Is this weather information for Florida reliable?

Climate data for Florida has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Florida allows us to determine the average for each month in Miami, Anna Maria Island, Clearwater, Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Key Largo, Key West, and 52 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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