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Sunday 17 December
04:08 GMT | 23:08 EST
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Last updated:

17 Dec
UK Time: 02:40 GMT
Local Time: 21:40 EST
Clear
15°C (59°F)
4mph (7kmh)
  • Sunrise 19:00
  • Sunset 19:00
Temp feels like: 18°C (64°F)
Pressure: 30.27" (1025 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
Average for December 16°C (61°F)
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Historic Temperatures for 16th December in Florida

Average High 20°C (68°F)
Record High 28°C (82°F) (2015)
Average Low 10°C (50°F)
Record Low 1°C (34°F) (2010)

Weather in Florida

The most southeastern state in the United States, Florida is essentially a huge peninsula that juts out into the ocean. It is bordered on three sides by water, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the so-called Straits of Florida to the south. To its north, the state is bordered by Georgia and Alabama. The spectacular year-round weather in this corner of the United States attracts sunbathers from all over the country, and even the world.

Florida is home to many world-famous destinations, places that have attracted sun-seekers for decades. When you visit Florida, make sure to visit at least a couple of these prime tourist destinations, which include Miami, Tampa, Disney World and the Florida Keys.

As such a huge peninsula, Florida boasts the longest coastline of all 48 lower states. It is subject to a subtropical climate in its northern parts, while a tropical climate characterizes the southern regions of the state. This (sub) tropical climate makes Florida a relatively stable year-round beach destination—temperatures remain very warm throughout the year, even in winter, and the sea water is comfortable all the time. Rainfall does vary throughout the year, with late spring through early-autumn being by far the wettest time of the year. This is also when the high humidity may be a problem to some people. The climate in the state is milder than in other (sub) tropical destinations, however, due to the fact that all parts of it are located relatively close to the sea, which influences the climate and limits extreme weather conditions. In a nutshell, Florida's climate can be summarised as having long and hot summers, brief and warm winters and short shoulder seasons.

Because of this excellent weather, you are advised to pack sun cream and a hat no matter what time of year you would like to visit. If you're planning a trip to Florida and want to check what the weather will be like, you can do so at our weather forecast page.

Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach, Florida

Summer

Florida heats up in summer, a long and hot season that lasts from June through September, with average temperatures ranging between 27°C in June and September and 28°C in July and August, which are the hottest months of the year. In those two peak summer months, the mercury rises to a scorching afternoon high of 33°C, while it doesn't fall below an average low of 22°C at night. If you're visiting Florida in summer, you will want to get yourself a hotel room with air-conditioning. The sea is even warmer than the air this season, averaging a bath-like 29°C from July through September. With a sea temperature this high, you might even want to opt for your hotel room for refreshment, which might be a bit cooler than the sea!

Summer falls in the middle of the wetter part of the year in Florida. Total precipitation amounts range between 155mm in July to 203mm in September. These are high numbers, which are due to the fact this is thunderstorm season. Afternoon thunderstorms are very likely in summer, but luckily, they tend to be brief.

Sunshine doesn't vary all that much throughout the year—hence why Florida's state motto is "The Sunshine State"—and it ranges from 8 to 10 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Florida

Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Florida

Autumn

Autumn sees temperatures drop rapidly, although they never reach "cold" levels. From October through November, the average temperature falls from 24°C to 19°C. Afternoons are still very warm, with average high temperatures between 25°C and 29°C, while evenings and nights get cooler, ranging between 13°C and 18°C. The sea temperature is still more than high enough for comfortable swims, which, in fact, it is all year round, and ranges around 26°C and 27°C.

Precipitation levels are at their annual maximum in the beginning of autumn, in Miami reaching 234mm in October, a month that has 16 days with precipitation. October is the last month of the wetter part of the year and the total precipitation number drops drastically by November, when there is a total amount of rainfall of only 71mm.

There is also still plenty of sunshine throughout autumn, with daily sunshine hours averaging between 7 and 8 hours.

Sunset over South Beach, Miami, Florida

Sunset over South Beach, Miami, Florida

Winter

The three winter months of December, January and February are the coolest months of the year, all featuring an average temperature of 16°C, which is still very pleasant by all accounts. While at night, the temperature might be at an average low of 9°C, in the afternoon, it rises to a warm 22°C to 23°C—a delightfully comfortable winter temperature. Even the sea temperature is still very comfortable this season, averaging between 23°C (the annual minimum) and 25°C.

The winter season is the driest of all seasons. December is the driest month of the year, not receiving more than 51mm of rainfall in total in Miami, Florida's main tourist hotspot. January and February respectively get 71mm and 53mm of precipitation. The numbers of days with rainfall per month ranges between 7 and 9.

Sunshine hours in winter in Florida vary between 7 per day in December and January (the lowest number of the year) and 8 in February. This is plenty of sunshine for this time of year, especially when compared to many other destinations in the Northern Hemisphere.

Downtown Tampa, Florida

Downtown Tampa, Florida

Spring

While autumn was characterised by swiftly decreasing temperatures, spring experiences the opposite. Temperatures rapidly increase in the course of the season—the average temperature climbs from 20°C in March over 22°C in April to 25°C in May. The average high and low temperatures increase accordingly, respectively from 26°C to 32°C and from 13°C to 18°C. As is the case in every season in Florida, the sea temperature is very high in spring, ranging between 24°C and 27°C.

In terms of precipitation, the beginning of the spring season is quite dry, comparable to rainfall conditions in winter. In May, however, which is the first month of the wetter part of the year, rainfall increases dramatically. While April, for example, has 81mm of rainfall in total, May has 173mm. This number may be rather high, but it's good to know that rainfall usually occurs as heavy, but shorter rain showers and thunderstorms. Skies are hardly ever overcast in Florida and there's always plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed.

In fact, in spring, too, sunshine hours are high. They range between 9 and 10 hours per day on average.

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