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Wednesday 11 December
07:09 GMT | 02:09 EST
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11 Dec
UK Time: 07:00 GMT
Local Time: 02:00 EST
Mostly Cloudy
73°F (23°C)
8mph (13kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:08
  • Sunset 17:30
Temp feels like: 73°F (23°C)
Length of Day: 10h 22m
Pressure: 30.15" (1021 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
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Historic Temperatures for 11th December in Orlando

Average High 70°F (21°C)
Record High 81°F (27°C) (2001)
Average Low 52°F (11°C)
Record Low 43°F (6°C) (2017)

Weather in Orlando

What's the weather like in Orlando?

Temperature

Orlando, Florida, home of Walt Disney World, has very interesting weather, which consists of two major seasons: hot and dry.

Due to the city's proximity to the Tropic of Cancer and its low elevation, it is generally fairly warm all year round ‚Äď boasting an average annual temperature of 22.4¬įC.¬†

Orlando is affected by the Gulf Stream current, which is a powerful Atlantic Ocean current that causes warmer waters to be brought up from the tropics and creates milder winter temperatures than the rest of the southeast of the United States in the same period.

Climate

Orlando has a sub-tropical climate, which is warm and humid. Morning humidity stays at above 85% all year round with humidity at its highest during June to October. Because of the extreme humidity, it often feels hotter than it actually is.

This is because humidity upsets your body's cooling system by stopping sweat from evaporating, so you will find yourself hotter than if you were experiencing dry heat. Due to the year-round warmth, swimming pools, fun parks and other aquatic activities generally stay open all year.

Nowhere is entirely predictable; in 1998 the El Nino weather phenomenon brought to Orlando an unusually wet January and February which led into a summer drought, followed by a record wildfire season.

Spring Weather in Orlando

It may be true that Orlando sees very little variation between seasons, with only two real main seasons: the hot and the dry. But this does not mean that it doesn't have a spring and autumn too, however brief they may be.

Tourism In Orlando

Spring particularly fleeting, arriving roughly around March in Orlando. The weather is fine and likely to be enjoyable but it'slikely to be busier at this time of the year, with many of the schools broken up for the holidays.

This is likely to affect you particularly if you are planning on visiting the theme parks, so be prepared for some queues for your favourite rides.

Humidity

Although the high humidity of the summer and hurricane season have yet to hit Orlando in the spring, the weather is still hot and the sun fierce,

Summer Weather in Orlando

Temperature

The summer months are the rainy season. The mercury begins to rise in May, with average daily highs rising above 30¬įC and daily lows hovering around the low twenties.

The rainy season really begins to take hold in June and lasts through until September and early October. There is extreme humidity during this period and heavy rain.

Most notoriously, Orlando is hit almost daily by strong afternoon thunderstorms which often consist of high wind, fierce lightning and sometimes hail.

Rainfall

During the months from June to August, Orlando averages a monthly rainfall greater than the whole of the United Kingdom during winter! 

Orlando averages 540 mm of rain during June to August whereas the UK averages 440 mm during the winter months of December to February.

July and August are very hot and humid, with 95% humidity and day time highs of 32¬įC ‚Äď 36¬įC.¬†Orlando¬†rarely gets hotter than this however, with the highest ever temperature recorded in 1998 measuring in at 39¬įC.

Hurricanes

Orlando, like the rest of Florida, is subject to hurricanes. However, due to its location inland from the Gulf of Mexico, hurricanes have a tendency to weaken before hitting the city.

The city does, however, experience strong hurricanes with the worst being the three strong hurricanes which hit Orlando in 2004. Hurricanes Charley and Danielle, and the slightly weaker tropical storm Bonnie, caused widespread havoc and millions of dollars of damage. Hurricane season lasts from June till November. Risk levels peak in mid August and September.

Tourism

The peak of the wet summer season is considered off-peak and so is cheaper than the dry winter season. It is actually quite a bit sunnier than the dry season with an average of nine hours of sunshine per day as storms often clear the sky of lingering clouds.

Because of this, some will see summer as the preferable time to travel, but the trade-off might not be worth it. Wet weather is an unavoidable feature, temperatures and humidity are at their peak, and hurricanes are relatively likely.

Weather Warnings

It is also important to take into consideration the strength of the Floridian sun and the intense heat. This is especially important if you're not used to such hot weather. 

This is especially the case if you plan on hitting the theme parks and could be standing around for long stretches of time under the hot sun. The water rides will never look so appealing, though!

Autumn Weather in Orlando

Is Autumn A Good Month To Visit Orlando?

As with spring, autumn in Orlando is equally fleeting. Despite this, many visitors will argue that the autumn, generally falling across late October to November, is one of the best times of the year to visit Orlando.

Warm But No So Humid

During this season, the weather remains warm but is much less humid than in the tropical summer months. As well as this, autumn is outside of the hurricane season, so you're far less likely to get caught in any dangerous, extreme weather conditions.

Not As Busy

And, with the kids back at school, visiting the theme parks is sure to be a more enjoyable experience too, with shorter lines for all the rides. Not to mention the fact that you won't be standing under the burning sun in such intense heat.

Halloween

A visit to Orlando at this time of year will mean you get to take part in the many and varied Halloween celebrations. If you're not at the Disney theme park to enjoy the park's own numerous celebrations, there are sure to be plenty of others to get involved in. 

Winter Weather in Orlando

Temperature

Orlando is very pleasant in the winter, and a favourite winter getaway from the cold, bitter winter harshness of home.

When Is The Most Popular Time To Visit Orlando?

The most popular time to visit is Christmastime, a peak period, with pleasant days at around 23¬įC and chilly evenings around 10¬įC.

January and February are typically the coolest months, however in saying this, the average maximum ranges from 21¬įC to 22¬įC, and the average minimum ranges from 10¬įC to 11¬įC - so it's hardly unbearably cold!

March to April is another peak season with average highs rising to a blissful 25¬įC in March and 28¬įC in April, so you will pay a premium.

Sunshine Hours and Rain

Sunshine levels decrease from the summer months but are still good at an average of seven hours per day for most of the season. While you can have some overcast periods, rainfall is dramatically lessened.

The lowest rainfall is typically between November and January and in April. Orlando is subtropical so rainfall can be expected at any time, but during this season it is infrequent. 

Humidity and Snowfall

The lower humidity in winter means that temperatures are more susceptible to fluctuation, and the temperature drops to a slightly greater extent at night.

Very occasionally cold fronts bring freezing temperatures to this subtropical city. In 1977 a rare snowfall fell on the state. More than two inches fell on some isolated towns, while most areas recieved up to a maximum of 25mm.

Wildfires

December to May is also the period that Orlando is particularly prone to wildfires, particularly in March through until May.

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