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, June, July, 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 Everglades National Park, Lakeland 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

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

January 56°F to 72°F
February 61°F to 74°F
March 67°F to 76°F
April 72°F to 81°F
May 79°F to 85°F
June 83°F to 88°F
July 85°F to 88°F
August 85°F to 90°F
September 83°F to 86°F
October 76°F to 83°F
November 65°F to 79°F
December 61°F to 76°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Florida by cities


Best time to go to Miami

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

Fort Lauderdale

Best time to go to Fort Lauderdale

The best months to go to Fort Lauderdale are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.

Key West

Best time to go to Key West

The best months to go to Key West are january, february, march, april, may, 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.

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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, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Orlando and Tampa, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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.
Fort Lauderdale74°F76°F77°F81°F83°F86°F88°F88°F88°F85°F79°F77°F
Key West74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F83°F79°F77°F
Everglades National Park76°F77°F79°F85°F86°F90°F90°F92°F90°F86°F81°F79°F
Key Largo74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F83°F79°F77°F
St. Augustine65°F68°F72°F79°F85°F88°F90°F90°F86°F81°F74°F70°F
Big Pine Key74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F83°F79°F77°F
Cape Coral72°F74°F77°F83°F86°F88°F90°F90°F88°F85°F79°F76°F
Daytona Beach68°F70°F74°F79°F85°F88°F90°F90°F88°F83°F76°F72°F
Fernandina Beach63°F67°F72°F77°F85°F88°F90°F90°F86°F81°F72°F68°F
Fort Myers72°F76°F77°F83°F86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F79°F76°F
Marco Island72°F76°F77°F83°F85°F88°F88°F90°F88°F85°F79°F76°F
Palm Bay70°F72°F74°F79°F83°F86°F86°F88°F86°F83°F77°F74°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, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Orlando, Tampa, Everglades National Park, Jacksonville, Key Largo, and 18 other cities.

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

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