South Florida Climate and Weather
Palm Beach County boasts one of the most attractive year round climates in the world. Southeast Florida is blessed with mild temperatures throughout the year (average annual temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit) due in part to its proximity to the Gulf Stream which flows through the Atlantic Ocean. Described as a warm “river in the ocean,” the Gulf Stream is fifty miles wide and close to half a mile deep and comes closest to shore – just over a mile away – along Palm Beach County. The Gulf Stream breezes warm the area in the winters and cool it in the summers. This wonderfully temperate climate makes it possible to enjoy the almost endless opportunities for outdoor recreation all year long and contributes to the beautiful tropical landscaping of South Florida.
Florida traditionally has two seasons: the dry season (winter/spring) and the rainy season (summer/fall). During the dry season the days are crisp and clear and the sky a bright winter blue. The average winter temperature is about 65 degrees, with highs usually in the low 70’s making it comfortable for almost any outdoor activity. Most of the area’s average 60 inches of rainfall occurs during the rainy season (generally between June to October), and typically in the form of short afternoon showers which leave plenty of time for fun in the Florida sun. These showers along with the refreshing breezes from the Atlantic Ocean keep the summer average temperatures in the low to mid 80’s.
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|Average Annual Temperature:||75||Range:||50’s – mid 80’s|
|Average Winter Temperature:||65||Range:||50’s – mid 70’s|
|Average Summer Temperature:||82||Range:||70’s – mid 80’s|
|Average Annual Rainfall:||60||Months:||June – October|