The weather in Orlando, Florida is something every traveler should consider before setting out on a vacation here. More than 72 million visitors came to our fine city last year, and a number of them may have not been as prepared for our weather they would have liked. With that in mind, here’s some useful information on our local climate and a few things you can do to ensure a comfortable trip.
November through March bring moderate temperatures with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the mid-50s Fahrenheit (23 to 12 degrees Celsius). This cooler time of the year also experiences, less rain, with just 3 to 4 inches compared to almost 9 inches in early summer. This makes for great vacationing, and a reprise for residents of Northeastern states where temperatures are freezing. When traveling over this period, vacationers should bring a mix of warm and cool clothing. Shorts, pants, and number of light-weight layers are a good idea. Leave the umbrella and rain slicker at home.
April through October bring warmer temperatures, and among them, some very hot months. April and May inch up about 10 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) from the cooler months, while June through September post highs in the upper-80s and lows in the mid-70s (31 to 21 degrees Celsius). Patchy rain and thunderstorms frequent June through August. Humidity in these warmer months can get high, giving visitors the true feel of a tropical vacation.
To stay comfortable, bring light-weight clothing that breaths. Synthetics are better than cotton because they quickly wick away moisture, in the processes keeping you cooler. Because rain can get heavy at times, make a decision on how you’ll face it. Many travelers love to bask in the warm rain, making it part of their vacation fun. When taking this route, be sure bring to pack a waterproof case or bag for phones, electronics, or other personal items you may want to keep try. If getting soaked isn’t your thing, an umbrella and raincoat are in order.
The UV index over summer months is high, so pack or purchase sunblock with broad-spectrum UV protection, particularly if you are susceptible to burning. Hats and glasses are also advised in the summer months.
Like in many parts of the US, springtime brings with it pollen. Allergy sufferers need to prepare accordingly. Grass and tree pollen are common throughout Orlando.
In rainier months, bring several pairs of footwear to swap out each day. This will keep your feet drier. Open sandals or Crocs are a great to throw in your day bag, allowing your feet to breath now and then during the day.