Sarasota-Bradenton Area Weather
The Sarasota Bradenton area is known for its great weather. In fact, our climate is widely considered to be Florida’s most important natural resources.
With overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of 62°, Florida has very comfortable temperatures almost every month of the year. Summers throughout the state are long, warm, and fairly humid, while winters are mild with occasional cold air. In addition, The highest recorded temperature in Sarasota was 100° in 1998 and the lowest recorded temperature was a 20° in 1983. On average, July is the area’s warmest month and January is the average coolest month. Meanwhile, August is usually the month with the maximum average rainfall.
Summers are often hot, but the high temperatures are accompanied by frequent afternoon or early evening thunderstorms. Thunderstorms usually occur on about half of the summer days and can be as brief as a few minutes or as long as a couple of hours, but seldom longer. Sometimes these thunderstorms trigger a rapid drop of 10 to 20 degrees in temperature, resulting in comfortable weather for the remainder of the day.
Although thunderstorms are dangerous, excessive heat is much more dangerous than lightning. During hot days with relatively high humidity, the human body temperature rises dangerously, because perspiration cannot evaporate and cool the body.
|Month||Average High||Average Low||Average Percipitation|
|January||72° F||51° F||2.94 inches|
|February||74° F||53° F||2.66 inches|
|March||77° F||57° F||3.36 inches|
|April||82° F||60° F||1.83 inches|
|May||87° F||65° F||2.85 inches|
|June||90° F||71° F||7.41 inches|
|July||91° F||73° F||8.71 inches|
|August||91° F||73° F||9.43 inches|
|September||90° F||72° F||7.25 inches|
|October||85° F||65° F||2.88 inches|
|November||80° F||59° F||2.35 inches|
|December||74° F||53° F||2.45 inches|
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