Between December and February, Florida is relatively dry and sunny, with afternoon temperatures at about 25 °C (77 °F). On average, 24 days of the month are dry with about 7 hours of sunshine. The nights are usually cool.
In the months March to May, the average temperature rises to about 28 °C (82 °F), with about 9 hours of sunshine per day. About 22 days of each month are dry. With the sun higher in the sky now, everyone should take precautions against sunburn.
The summer months of June to August are hot, with average daily maximum temperatures soaring to 31 °C (88 °F). There is a lot of rain falling from frequent showers and thunderstorms, and the number of dry days in the month falls on average to about 15, although the sunshine hours stay on average at about 9 hours per day. Late summer is the hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, although several years may pass between such events. Plenty of advanced warnings are now available to the public.
Temperatures remain high from September to November, averaging almost 30 °C (86 °F) at first. September is the wettest month, with some 11 days being dry on average, but this improves to about 21 days in November. About 7 hours of sunshine per day can be expected.
Last updated: 17 December 2013