Averages for Orlando in September

Weather low-down

In September the temperature starts to cool down a bit in Orlando, but it is not that much cooler than in August. The average daytime temperatures are still around 32°C  (90°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures go down to 22°C (72°F). Protect yourself from the fierce Floridian sun by wearing light layers of clothing, a hat and sunglasses, not to mention a decent sun cream with a high SPF.

On average, September will see 9 hours of ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 27°C 81°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 32°C 90°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 160 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 20 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

Weather low-down

In September the temperature starts to cool down a bit in Orlando, but it is not that much cooler than in August. The average daytime temperatures are still around 32°C  (90°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures go down to 22°C (72°F). Protect yourself from the fierce Floridian sun by wearing light layers of clothing, a hat and sunglasses, not to mention a decent sun cream with a high SPF.

On average, September will see 9 hours of sunshine per day. The weather is still warm but slightly less humid and more bearable compared to the preceding summer months. Even so, be sure to keep hydrated with plenty of water. This is especially the case if you plan on hitting the theme parks as you could be standing around in queues for long periods of time.

There are also fair chances of rain and thunderstorms throughout the month. The average monthly precipitation is about 160mm and it can rain for about 17 days in the entire month. It is wise to pack a waterproof jacket or poncho instead of an umbrella due to the strong winds that usually accompany the thunderstorm around this time. Around this time it should start to get less busy as the children go back to school.

Things to do

There's plenty to get involved with, whether you want to avoid the sun or brave the heat.

For indoor entertainment, why not go to the intriguing Wonderworks on International Drive? This up-turned building was once a top-secret research laboratory before it was swept away by a tornado when an experiment went wrong. As you step inside, everything will be upside down, so you'll have to enter the inversion tunnel before you can join in on the fun.

Here you'll find more than 100 interactive exhibits – discover what it's like to be in an earthquake or hurricane, experience a logical-defying simulated rollercoaster and feel the sensation of 3,500 sharp nails rise up from under you as you lie on a bed of nails. If that wasn't thrilling enough, there's a ropes challenge course, laser tag, a video arcade zone and a 4D cinema.

Sporting fans should check out the Amway Centre in Downtown Orlando – home to the Orlando Magic baseball team, the Orlando Predators football team and the Orlando Solar Bears ice hockey team. As well as sports it also holds music concerts and other special events so check the calendar to decide when to go. There are plenty of restaurants and bars as well as a children's play area and entertainment for fans of the teams.

Amway Centre Downtown Orlando

Amway Centre, Downtown Orlando photographed by Jeff Kern.

If you want to get active in the water, why not head to Orlando Watersports Complex. It may be hot weather but you'll soon cool down as you make a splash at this water sports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding and waterskiing.

Time to celebrate

There are a handful of events going on in September.

Near the beginning of the month is Rock the Universe, the biggest Christian festival in Florida. Set in Universal Studios, the country's top names in Christian rock and worship music come together for an electrifying weekend of loud music and rock fists.

If you're planning on visiting The Mall at Millenia in the middle of the month, fashion lovers should check out the various Fashion Week events including fashion shows, in-store activities, guest appearances and champagne receptions.

American football enthusiasts will love the College Park Rotary Barbecue. This local tradition features a BBQ dinner at Orlando's Edgewater High School, leading up to the football game between the Edgewater Eagles and the Oakridge Pioneers.

Eating and drinking out

There are loads of great places to grab a meal and a drink in Orlando.

Can't take any more generous American portions? Grab a light bite at the Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney at Disney World. This great value eatery has a tempting selection of wraps, salads, and artisan soups, and of course their signature sub-way style hot sandwiches. Leave room for a tasty cookie, brownie or cupcake.

For those who are planning to go to Wonderworks, why not go back in the evening for the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. Its perfect combination of magic, impersonations and improvisational comedy will thoroughly entertain you as you munch on pizza, salad and popcorn. You can also enjoy unlimited beer, wine or fizzy drinks.

Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show magic show Orlando

Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show, Orlando.

If you want to try out a cigar bar, head to Fuego by Sosa Cigars. Sit inside outside on the patio or inside the upscale lounge with a fire and ice theme and enjoy a mojito or a cafecito with a kick of Cuban espresso. Alongside your drink why not try a premium hand-rolled cigar from the Sosa Family's brand of cigars?

For somewhere to dance the night away, look no further than The Beacham. This extravagant multi-level event space in Downtown Orlando is home to a nightclub as well as The Beacham Live Shows.

Superstars to have graced the stage of this historic venue include The Police, Backstreet Boys and 50 Cent as well as some of dance music's most innovative DJs like Benny Benassi, Tiesto and David Guetta. Celebrities and locals come to this vintage theatre turned club so dress to impress! Check out Ladies Night on Friday for reggae and hip-hop or Tropical Sundays for salsa and meringue music.

Where to stay

There's a range of accommodation across Orlando to suit all tastes.

If you want to get active try the reasonably priced Rosen Shingle Creek on Universal Boulevard. It boasts four pools, scenic walking trails, a championship golf course as well as a full-service spa and gourmet dining options.

For the ultimate relaxation, try the intimate EO Inn and Spa, one of Orlando's finest boutique hotels. Built in a restored 1930s building, it's the perfect place to unwind and get pampered after a long day of exploring the city or theme parks. Relax in the Jacuzzi or sunbathe on the rooftop terrace and take advantage of award-winning spa with an extensive selection of massages, facials, waxing, body wraps and manicures.

EO Inn and Spa Orlando boutique hotel

EO Inn and Spa, Orlando.

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