Monthly weather forecast and climate
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
Tampa has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). Summers are characteristically hot and humid with recurrent thunderstorms, as it sits on the peninsula between the Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are dry and mild, with mostly clear skies.

The temperatures are remarkably invariable with the average daily highs and lows hardly within a few degrees of the record highs and lows. Closeness to large water bodies imparts a high amount of humidity throughout the year. High temperatures reach 90°F (32.2°C) during the summer, while the low temperatures drop to 52°F (11.1°C) during the winter.

A prominent wet season lasts from May to October, and the summer accounts for nearly two-thirds of the total yearly rainfall of 49.6" (1259.8mm). Lightning and hurricanes are integrated features of Tampa's weather during the summer.
The dry season, which occupies the remaining part of the year from November to April, is sunny and mild.
Tampa beckons travelers earnestly during spring, from March to May. Spring is the best time to visit Tampa when the weather is mild and warm with the low precedence of rain, as compared to the long, hot, and wet summer.
The temperatures range from a modest low of 59.7°F (15.4°C) to a relatively warm 85.8°F (29.9°C) during late May, making it conducive to a host of exciting outdoor activities including city tours, park visits and excursions on the sea. Humidity drops to the lowest at 69%, and along with clear skies, it is a lovely time to stroll down the streets with an abundant lining of coconut and palm trees.

Peak summer is generally considered as the time to avoid a Tampa visit. This period is uncomfortable and unpredictable as the average highs are 90°F (32.2°C) during July and August, humidity is high at 78%, and rain is north of 7.3" (185.4mm).
The midday sun's heat and profound perspiration are unbearable to many people, and the sands on the beaches are too hot to spend time on them. Afternoon storms are a constant threat to a lovely beach holiday.

Tampa and the adjoining Tampa Bay experience numerous storms during the wet season, especially the latter part of summer.
Late August to October is prone to hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes. There is a 1% chance of a named hurricane (category 3 to 5) reaching Tampa, and it may be devastating as it is often accompanied by torrential rain, hail, and gusty winds.
Thunderstorms are exceedingly common to the point that it is a world leader in the number of thunderstorm days per year.

January is the coldest month of the year, with the average low at a mild 51.6°F (10.9°C). The day temperatures average an agreeable 69.9°F (21.1°C), but it is quite humid despite being in the dry season in winter.
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February is a mild and dry winter month with a daily average temperature of 72.5°F (22.5°C). The ocean water is at a mild 68°F (20°C), and the beaches are usually quiet as it is not spring break.
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The daily temperature ranges from a warm 72°F (22.2°C) to 78°F (25.6°C), and there are seldom any cold nights. Expect mid-March onwards to be fantastic weather.
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The mercury column shows comfortable temperatures that average highs of 81°F (27.2°C), and the nightly lows average a comfortable 63°F (17.2°C). Humidity in April is at its lowest at 69%.
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Altdought the weather is a fraction too warm at 87°F (30.6°C), Tampa invites tourists from around the world as well as domestically with its clear skies, little rain, a warm and stable range of temperatures.
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June is a transition to the hot summer and the beginning of the prominently wet season. Daily temperatures rise rapidly to 89.6°F (32°C), and it becomes humid and cloudy.
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July is hot, humid, rainy, and prone to frequent flashes of lightning. The thermometer crosses the 90°F (32.2°C) daily, and storms are familiar in the mornings and afternoons.
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August is the hottest and wettest month, during which the mercury crosses 90°F (32.2°C) daily, and the rain registers 7.3" (185.4mm). It is hurricane season in Tampa with an average of 16 days of rain.
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The daily temperatures drop below 86°F (30°C), and the rain also subsides a little. The combination of humidity at a high level of 77.6% and the sea temperature at an average of 84°F (28.9°C) do not make it a comfortable atmosphere.
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The temperatures range from mild nights at 68.3°F (20.2°C) to comfortably warm days at 84°F (28.9°C). With an average of 6.5 days of rainfall during the month, it is officially the end of the wet season.
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November is the second least rainy month at 1.8" (45.7mm) and brings pleasant weather. The daily high temperature in the range of 76°F (24.4°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) and reduced intensity of the sun rays make for some fine weather.
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December is the start of the winter, with the average low temperatures dropping to a mild 54.2°F (12.3°C). The days are at a comfortable 72°F (22.2°C) during which sunburns are not a significant.
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What is the coldest month in Tampa?

The coldest month in Tampa, Florida, is January, with an average high-temperature of 70°F (21.1°C) and an average low-temperature of 51.6°F (10.9°C).

How much does it rain in Tampa?

Throughout the year, in Tampa, there are 104.6 rainfall days, and 45.2" (1147mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the ocean coldest in Tampa?

With an average ocean temperature of 64.8°F (18.2°C), January is the month with the coldest seawater in Tampa, Florida. For swimming, a surface water temperature of 64.8°F (18.2°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the least humid month in Tampa?

With an average relative humidity of 69%, April is the least humid month in Tampa, Florida.

What is the driest month in Tampa?

April is the month with the least rainfall in Tampa, Florida. Rain falls for 4.9 days and accumulates 1.5" (39mm) of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Tampa?

The month with the most sunshine in Tampa is May, with an average of 10.1h of sunshine.

When are the longest days in Tampa?

The month with the longest days is June, with an average of 13.9h of daylight.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Tampa?

June through August, with an average UV index of 11, are months with the highest UV index in Tampa, Florida.

What is the warmest month in Tampa?

Warmest months in Tampa are July and August, with an average high-temperature of 90.1°F (32.3°C).

What is the most humid month in Tampa?

The most humid month is August, with an average relative humidity of 78.4%.

What is the rainiest month in Tampa?

August is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 16 days and accumulates 7.3" (185mm) of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest ocean in Tampa?

August is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average ocean temperature of 86.5°F (30.3°C). For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

What is the month with the shortest days in Tampa?

With an average of 10.4h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Tampa.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Tampa?

With an average of 6.2h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Tampa.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Tampa?

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Tampa, Florida, with an average UV index of 4.
Average humidity - Tampa, FL
Average rainfall - Tampa, FL
Average rainfall days - Tampa, FL

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (4.9 days).

Average sea temperature - Tampa, FL

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.8°F).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Tampa, FL