Averages for Florida in September

September is the last true summer month in Florida, “The Sunshine State.” That being said, however; the state’s gorgeous climate makes it a spectacularly warm and sunny place to visit all year round.

In September, the average temperature is 27°C, which is only one degree below the annual maximum of 28°C in July and August. June is equally as warm. The nights are still very, ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 27°C 80°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 32°C 89°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 71°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

Averages for Florida in September

September is the last true summer month in Florida, “The Sunshine State.” That being said, however; the state’s gorgeous climate makes it a spectacularly warm and sunny place to visit all year round.

In September, the average temperature is 27°C, which is only one degree below the annual maximum of 28°C in July and August. June is equally as warm. The nights are still very, very warm this month—the average low temperature is 22°C, which makes getting air-conditioning in your hotel room a recommended option. In the afternoon, the mercury climbs to a hot high of 32°C. September is a marvelous month for swimming and partaking in water sports. The sea temperature is still amazingly high, averaging 29°C, which is as warm as the water surrounding Florida ever gets!

In the course of September, the length of the days slowly decreases. September 1 is the longest day with 12.41 hours of daylight; September 30 is the shortest with 11.54 daylight hours. This means that each day is 1.6 minutes shorter than the previous one. Cloud cover also decreases throughout the month, from 47% in the beginning to 38% toward the end.

The probability that rainfall occurs also falls in the course of September, quite significantly, in fact. It drops from 66% to 42%. This doesn’t mean that you will experience less rainfall, though, for the total amount of rainfall is 203mm in Miami this time of the year—the second highest rainfall total of any month. There are also no fewer than 18 days with some kind of rainfall. Thunderstorms are still by far the most common type of precipitation, occurring on 72% of the days with rainfall. Light rain may occasionally be observed too; it happens on 15% of those rainy days. Luckily, those thunderstorms and rain showers are generally short-natured. They may even provide some refreshment on a hot summer day.

September has 8 hours of sunshine per day on average—the same number will also be recorded in October.

If you’re looking into visiting Florida anytime soon, you might want to take a look at our detailed and up-to-date weather forecast.

Enjoy the Killamanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom

Enjoy the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom

Where to Stay

The weather by this time in September has cooled down a bit, but the temperature still rises well into the 30s in the afternoon. If you’re visiting Orlando, you may want to stay at the Floridays Resort Orlando. This hotel is located near some of the most popular attractions in the state. Facilities feature a pool complex, a café and poolside bar, a games room and a gym.

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is, as its name implies, located near SeaWorld, one of the most visited amusement parks in Florida. In addition to its unbeatable location next to SeaWorld, this hotel offers comfortable rooms and plenty of amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. There is a full-service spa, five restaurants and a well-equipped fitness centre.

The Hilton Orland Bonnet Creek is yet another strongly recommended place to stay. It is literally surrounded by Walt Disney World, which makes it the absolute best place to stay if you want to visit this world-famous amusement park. In addition to a phenomenal location, the hotel also has its own golf course, a spa and gym, several restaurants and bars, and meeting rooms and wedding venues.

Experience swimming with Dolphins at Discovery Cove

Experience swimming with Dolphins at Discovery Cove

Things to Do

September would be the perfect time to treat the children to a holiday in Orlando, Florida, the home of Walt Disney World, arguably the mother of all theme parks. This huge park is actually a collection of amusement parks, including the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. You could easily spend a week or two in Disney World—there’s an overwhelming amount of things to do, rides to ride, attractions to enjoy and food to eat. Both adults and the smallest children will love it.

While in the area, do not miss the rare opportunity to swim with fishes and experience the dolphin swim in Discovery Cove, another popular theme park. Snorkel around the river and enjoy the warm water.

Want to know what it feels like to drop out of the plane and skydive but without actually doing the real thing? Head to iFly Orlando where you can experience a simulation of skydiving—it’s basically skydiving indoors. It feels so real that even professional skydivers practice here.     

An interesting annual festival in Orlando is the Fiesta del Coqui with the Coqui, a unique species of frog found in Puerto Rico, as the central figure. The festival is held at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which aims to ease the longing of former Puerto Rico residents for the melodic sounds coming from the legendary frog.  During the celebration, the zoo will be exhibiting 16 different species of Coqui as well as providing regional cuisine and dance performances.     

Thrillseekers can enjoy the many Theme parks in Orlando

Thrillseekers can enjoy the many Theme parks in Orlando 

Hit the Beach

Although Orlando is home to several amazing attractions, it does lack a beach. So if you want to enjoy the 29°C-warm sea water in September, you’ll have to go for a drive. Consider going to Tampa Bay, which is home to some of the greatest beaches in the USA. Tampa Bay has no fewer than 361 days with sunshine per year—it’s hard to imagine a better beach destination. There are many stunning beaches that you might want to check out—Caladesi Island State Park, Clearwater Bay and Fort de Soto Park are only a few examples.

Eating and Drinking Out

A strongly recommended place to go for dinner in Orlando, Florida, is Dragonfly – Robata Grill & Sushi. Situated on well-known Sand Lake Road, or “Restaurant Row”, this is arguably the very best Japanese restaurant in the city. Food is made with fresh produce straight from the farm, while fish is flown in directly from Japan itself to make the food as authentically Japanese as possible. This exquisite Japanese food is prepared according to traditional robata cooking techniques and is served in a tapas-style, so that each member of your party can enjoy all dishes.

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