Clearwater Beach Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Clearwater Beach

Umbrella and beach chairs on the white sands of Clearwater Beach.
••• Sunny days and white sand is the perfect combination at Clearwater Beach. © Matt Taylor/flickr

Clearwater Beach, located on Central Florida's West Coast and home to the nightly Pier 60 Sunset Celebration, has an overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of 63°.

If you're wondering what to pack for your vacation to Clearwater Beach, cool and casual is the dress code on the barrier island. Bathing suits, shorts and flip flops are the norm. Of course, water temperatures can reach a chilly 68° F in the winter, but pack your bathing suit anyway.

Year round sunshine means that sunbathing is not out of the question, even if the water might be too cool for swimming.

You will definitely need these tips on how to beat the Florida heat during the summer months since those are Clearwater Beach's warmest months. Clearwater Beach's coolest month is in January, although during sunny days the temperature averages in the low 70s. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in August and during those pesky afternoon thunderstorms you'll want to be aware that lightning is a serious risk, particularly if you're on the beach.

Clearwater Beach has not been affected by a major hurricane in the last decade. Do keep an eye on the tropics if you are traveling during the Atlantic Hurricane Season that runs from June 1 through November 30; and, learn how to keep your family safe and protect your vacation investment with these tips for traveling during hurricane season.

 

Below is the monthly average temperatures, rainfall and Gulf of Mexico temperatures for Clearwater Beach:

January

  • Average High: 72° F
  • Average Low: 50° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.17 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 68° F

February

  • Average High Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 52° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.14 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 68° F

March

  • Average High Temperature: 77° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 56° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.85 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 68° F

April

  • Average High Temperature: 81° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 61° F
  • Average Precipitation: 1.96 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 68° F

May

  • Average High Temperature: 87° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 67° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.02 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 77° F

June

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.78 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 82° F

July

  • Average High Temperature: 91° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.07 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 84° F

August

  • Average High Temperature: 92° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Precipitation: 8.47 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 86° F

September

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.25 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 84° F

October

  • Average High Temperature: 85° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 65° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.36 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 81° F

November

  • Average High Temperature: 79° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 58° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.37 inches
  • Average Gulf Temperature: 75° F

    December

    • Average High Temperature: 74° F
    • Average Low Temperature: 52° F
    • Average Precipitation: 2.98 inches
    • Average Gulf Temperature: 72° F

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