Seasons in Florida

Florida is the state in south eastern part of the US. It is situated on the peninsula of same name and is washed by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Relief of the state is mostly plain with some gentle hills in northernmost states. Climate of Florida is formed under influence of marine air masses and global location.

Most of territory of the state has humid subtropical type of climate. Southernmost third of the peninsula has tropical weather conditions. In general weather in Florida is warm and sunny. Temperatures rarely drop below 53 °F (12 °C) or rise above 100 °F ( 38 °C). Sea breezes make summer in central in southern part of the state more comfortable. During summer and autumn the state experiences high risk of hurricanes due to influence of tropical cyclones that drift freely over plains.


Seasons

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Spring in Florida

Spring brings gradual warming and growth of precipitation to the state. Through the season air warms u from 75 °F (24 °C) in March to 86 °F (30 °C) in May. Last month is the rainiest but even though precipitation is moderate especially comparing to upcoming summer. Miami and West Palm Beach experience higher jump of rainfall.

Range of evening temperatures in spring is rather cool. Seasonal growth is applicable to evening temperatures too, but seasonal range is lower: between 55 °F (13 °C) in March and 66 °F (19 °C) in May. Last spring month is good enough for seaside vacationing. There are no summer crowds yet, but in mornings the sea is still cool for swimming.

 

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (77 mm)
April
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 2.3" (59 mm)
May
Max average t°: 85 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 67 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 2.7" (68 mm)

(Jacksonville)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.
Good Friday: usually falls in March or April.

April 2: Pascua Florida Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.
April 26: Confederate Memorial Day

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Florida

Hot and humid summer in Florida is sweat producing season. Average daytime temperature of the season is 89 °F (32 °C) and it night it drops to 71-73 °F (22-23 °C). Heat is especially strong in inland localities while on coasts it is eased by breezes. It is better so schedule activities on first half of a day due to temperature and rains.

Summer in Florida is hard to imagine without rain. Thundershowers with lightning usually start at afternoon and may last for couple of hours. Each month receives around 7” (180 mm) of precipitation through tropical rains. Also, hurricane season starts in June with first peak in August. It is necessary to know and perform precaution measures.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 5.2" (132 mm)
July
Max average t°: 89 °F (+32 °C)
Min average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 5.1" (130 mm)
August
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 16 days
Precipitation: 5.8" (148 mm)

(Jacksonville)

Summer Holidays

June 3: Jefferson Davis’s Birthday
June 14: Day of the American flag.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Florida

In many ways early autumn is the best time to visit Florida. Summer heat retreats from autumn cooling. Temperature decreases from 88 °F (31 °C) in September to 77 °F (25 °C) in November. Cooling pattern of evening temperatures is in lower range of 71 °F (22 °C) and 57 °F (14 °C) respectively. Crowds become thinner and precipitation less frequent. Hurricane season spans until late October. November is the driest month of a year. These facts combined with mild temperature range provide perfect conditions for hiking.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 4.8" (122 mm)
October
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (75 mm)
November
Max average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 56 °F (+14 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 1.7" (43 mm)

(Jacksonville)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
2nd Monday in October: Farmers’ Day
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Florida

Considering weather conditions winter is the worst time for seaside activities and the best to visit inland attractions, for instance, Disney World in Orlando. Temperature averages sit around 71 °F (22 °C) at afternoon and 50 °F (10 °C) at night. Such ranges are obviously too cold for great sunbathing or swimming. Though, bright sunny days are guaranteed. Winter is the driest season of a year and snow is exceptionally rare. Northern districts are usually cooler so it is better to go to southern locations.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 52 °F (11 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 2.3" (59 mm)
January
Max average t°: 64 °F (+17.5 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 2.7" (68 mm)
February
Max average t°: 67 °F ( +20 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+10.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 2.6" (66 mm)

(Jacksonville)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
January 19: Robert E. Lee’s Birthday

February 12: Lincoln’s Birthday
February 15: Susan B. Antony’s Birthday
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday
February 14: St. Valentine's Day.