What Kind of Climate Does Florida Have?

Florida has a subtropical climate throughout most of the state, with just the southernmost tip of the state experiencing a more tropical climate. Summers are generally hot and humid, and winters are usually mild.

The coastal areas of the state enjoy temperatures a bit warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Thunderstorms are frequent in the warmer months throughout the state, occurring almost one out of every two days on average. Besides summer, the other wet period occurs in late winter to early spring. Hurricane season occurs annually from the first of June to the end of November, and Florida typically experiences the effects of one or more tropical storms or hurricanes each year. Average annual high temperatures for the state generally fall in the 80s with average annual lows in the 60s.