When is the best time to go to Key West?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Key West are January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months are August, September and October
  • The best months for swimming are May, June, July, August, September and October


Annual weather in Key West

For full information about the climate and weather in Key West a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 70°F/74°F
2.8in
February 72°F/76°F
2.5in
March 74°F/76°F
1.5in
April 77°F/79°F
3.4in
May 79°F/81°F
6.3in
June 83°F/85°F
7.8in
July 85°F/86°F
8.7in
August 85°F/86°F
10.2in
September 85°F/86°F
11.3in
October 81°F/83°F
9.9in
November 77°F/79°F
3.7in
December 74°F/77°F
3in


Weather and climate in Key West

Key West enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Key West is 81°F (ranging from 74°F in january to 86°F in august). Annual rainfall is 70.9in, with a minimum of 1.5in in march and a maximum of 11.3in in september.
  • From january to february the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 79°F and, in february, 3 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 85°F and it rains about 15% of the time in april.
  • From may to june the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 85°F.
  • Between july and september the climate is just OK. The record temperature this month is 88°F and, in september, 16 days of rain are expected.
  • Between october and december the climate is favorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 76°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Key West

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Key West: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Key West

Find out when Key West 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 Key West

  • Very low season in Key West
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: September.
  • Low season in Key West
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, April, May, June, August, October and November.
  • High season in Key West
    The number of visitors to Key West is high in: January, March and July.
  • Peek season in Key West
    The largest number of tourists visiting Key West is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Key West month by month


Best time for low prices in Key West

Average prices of hotels in Key West month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Key West. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, March is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Key West

On average, it costs $ 35 per day to hire a car in Key West. This price varies by $ 11 depending on the month. In october, hiring a car costs an average of $ 28 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in december is $ 39.

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