January is the coldest month in Tampa with an average high temperature of 70°F (21°C). Despite being the coldest month, the climate remains enjoyable and cool while evenings are typically much cooler thanks to an average low temperature of 52°F (11°C).
In February, the average high temperature climbs just a few degrees to 73°F (23°C). The average low temperature also increases slightly to 54°F (12°C) for the last month of Tampa’s winter season.
Tampa Weather in March: With the arrival of spring in March, the average high and average low temperatures increase a few degrees more, ranging between 76°F (25°C) and 58°F (15°C). The spring rains bring a precipitation rate of 3 inches (77 mm).
In April, the precipitation rate averages drop to 2 inches (52 mm). However, the average high and average low temperatures continue to rise and measure at 81°F (27°C) and 63°F (17°C) respectively.
May brings even warmer temperatures to Tampa as the average high temperature climbs to 87°F (31°C). The low temperature average is 70°F (21°C).
Tampa Weather in June: Summer arrives in June and things continue to heat up as the average high temperature climbs to a boiling 90°F (32°C). The average low temperature also makes a jump to 75°F (24°C).
July is one of two of the hottest months in Tampa with an average high temperature of 90°F (32°C), and an average low of 76°F (24°C). Despite the heat, Tampa receives quite a bit of rainfall this month with an average precipitation of 7 inches (180 mm).
In August, the precipitation climbs to the highest in the year, 8 inches (197 mm). Both average high and average low temperatures remain the same, tying with July as the hottest month of the year.
September signals that coming of fall as the average high temperature drops one degree to 89°F (32°C). The average low temperature decreases by 2 degrees to 74°F (24°C).
Tampa Weather in October: The weather continues its downward trend in October. The average high temperature goes down to 84°F (29°C), while the average low temperature drops to 68°F (20°C).
November has the lowest precipitation rate of the year with an average of 2 inches (39 mm) to be expected. The average low temperature drops below the 80’s to 78°F (26°C). The low temperature average decreases to 60°F (16°C).
In December, the cool weather returns to Tampa. The average high temperature goes down to 72°F (22°C). Meanwhile, low temperature average hover at 54°F (12°C).
The best time to visit Florida for its outdoor attractions like the Everglades is during the summer months of June through August. These months are also the best time to see Florida’s beaches such as South Beach and the Florida Keys. Visitors to Key West will best enjoy a visit to the area between the months of January and May. When in Florida, visitors certainly can’t forget about it’s incredible theme parks like Disneyland and the Universal Studios. It’s best to visit right after the Christmas holidays up until February to enjoy great deals and fewer crowds.
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