Florida Climate

The Climate

The Florida Climate.

General Facts About The Florida Climate.

The Florida climate is mostly sub-tropical humid except for the most southern parts which has a tropical savanna climate. There is a defined rainy season from May through October, when air mass thundershowers that build in the heat of the day drop heavy but brief summer thunderstorms. The rains can be very heavy which can make driving hazardous with lots of standing water on the ground.

The humidity during these summer months can be very high making the daily temperatures feel a lot hotter. It is important to keep yourself hydrated as a lot of fluid can be lost through sweat. You will also thank the Lord for air conditioning.

Having said all this the North and most of Central Florida are susceptible to cold spells during the winter. Cold fronts can push down the state to well below the Orlando area, giving it an icy blast. It is quite common to see ice being scraped from windscreens during the months of January and February. Once the sun comes out things warm up quite a bit and it feels quite pleasant. The skies are incredibly blue and clear. Once night-time comes the temperatures fall back down to chilly. These cold fronts do not last long though, before long they are pushed away and a few days can get quite warm once again till the next front arrives and the whole process starts all over again. After April it is rare to see a cold front coming so far south and also before October.


Florida Facts
State Capitol Tallahassee
State Bird Mockingbird
State Flower Orange Blossom
State Animal Florida Panther
Width 361 Miles
Length 447 Miles

Visitor Numbers

Visitors to the state of Florida are short of 100 million people a year and it's easy to understand why with such a warm climate, beautiful beaches and exciting Orlando.