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Does Florida Have Seasons? A Weather And Climate Guide

Florida Seasons

Florida is a relatively hot state, and its days of sunshine are seemingly endless. So analyzing Florida’s true seasons can seem like a strange concept!

Key Takeaways

  1. Summer in Florida is exceptionally hot and humid
  2. Fall marks the end of the hurricane season
  3. Winter is warm and mild, with daytime temperatures rarely (if ever) dropping under freezing
  4. The best and most enjoyable season in Florida is the spring

Here’s everything you need to know about the Sunshine State’s climate and seasons.

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#1. Summer In Florida

Florida is a state that’s well-known for its iconic summers. And the summer season in Florida is much longer than in many other places!

Plenty Of Heat And Sun

Summer months are hot and humid, with an average temperature of 82.6°F (28.1°C) in August. However, what’s considered scalding hot weather can actually fluctuate between a myriad of temperatures as the climate varies across geographic regions of the state. 

Florida summers are also plagued by plenty of rain, making thunderstorms and downpours fairly common. 

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Hurricane Season

Florida can be a fun a lively place to stay, filled with sunny days and trips to the beach. However, this carefree living doesn’t come without its drawbacks.

For roughly half the year, residents of Florida need to keep their eyes out for hurricanes. From June to November, Florida experiences its infamous hurricane season. Typically, hurricanes will show up anytime from August to October.

What Causes Hurricanes?

Hurricanes are caused by the winds blowing west of Africa that come into contact with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Even if you don’t live right on the coast of Florida, you still need to worry about these tropical storms and subsequent flooding.

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That being said, Florida is a big state, and plenty of places from its southernmost point to its panhandle are perfect for those looking to enjoy a bit more sun. Countless people move to the state of Florida in order to find their dream residence.

And since summer is peak moving season, it’s time to pack those boxes and pick your dream home quickly!

For such a journey, you likely need a team on your side to make your vision come true. And that’s where we come in. 

Our team at The Movers Moving and Storage is an experienced, family-owned moving company that’s helped countless families make their moves across Florida. And we can ensure your move is just as successful too! 

#2. Fall In Florida

Despite what it may seem, Florida isn’t a state that’s perpetually in the summer season. Though the hot and humid months can last a seemingly long time, Florida still experiences the four seasons like the rest of the world.

Hurricane Threats Have Passed

By the time October hits, the threats of hurricanes are virtually over (although it officially ends November 30th), and it’s time to wind down into the fall season. The weather will also cool down slightly, though the average temperature will still be 74.7°F (23.7°C).

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Bonus: 5 Benefits Of Moving To A New Place

#3. Winter In Florida

Florida’s winter season is not as nearly as unforgiving as most other places in the United States. However, it can still get cold at times!

The average temperature is 71°F (22°C) during the day and 50°F (10°C) at night. Though you might not have as many great sunbathing days, there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy.

Plus, this season is the driest of them all, and snow is something of an exceptional anomaly.

Snowbirds Return

Keep in mind that the winter season in Florida calls back the state’s snowbirds. All people owning a part-time residence in the Sunshine State return and move back to enjoy the mild and warm winters.

#4. Spring In Florida

Spring is arguably the best season in Florida. It starts in March and offers warm days with lower humidity and cooler temperatures at night.

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Ideal Weather And Temperature

Though plenty of tourists arrive around this time, it’s by far the perfect season to start hitting the beach again. 

In short, Florida’s seasons are essentially all warmer than many other places in the world. However, this isn’t to say they don’t come with their own unique seasons!

Keep Reading: 6 Best Spring Break Destinations In Florida

The Movers Moving & Storage has been a family-owned and operated moving company for 40 years and across three generations. Serving areas in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and Clearwater in Florida, our simple approach to moving has not changed since the day we opened. We treat our customers like family and their belongings like our own. For more moving facts and information, follow us on LinkedInInstagramYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.

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