Fort Walton Beach Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Fort Walton Beach

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Fort Walton Beach, located in Northwest Florida's Panhandle along its Emerald Coast, has an overall average high temperature of 78° and an average low of 54°.

This is Florida and the weather can be unpredictable, so expect extremes from time to time. That was evident in 1980 when the temperature reached a sweltering 107° and again in 1985 when the thermometer dipped to a very cold  4°. On average Fort Walton Beach's warmest month is July and January is the average coolest month.

The maximum average rainfall usually falls in July.

Packing for any Florida beach destination in the summer is pretty simple — bathing suit, a cover-up and sandals. Just know that you'll also need resort casual clothing for dining out. If you'll be out on the water in the evenings, you may need a light sweater.

Be sure to follow these tips for traveling during hurricane season if you'll be in Florida between June 1 and November 30. Looking for more specific monthly information? Scroll down for average monthly temperatures, rainfall and Gulf of Mexico temperatures for Fort Walton Beach.

January

  • Average High: 61° F
  • Average Low: 37° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.80 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 63.3° F

February

  • Average High Temperature: 65° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 40° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.39 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 62.2° F

March

  • Average High Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 46° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.52 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 65.1° F

April

  • Average High Temperature: 78° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 51° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.26 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 70.6° F

May

  • Average High Temperature: 84° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 60° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.32 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 76.6° F

June

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 68° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.08 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 82.8° F

July

  • Average High Temperature: 91° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 9.40 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 85.2° F

August

  • Average High Temperature: 91° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.91 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 86.2° F

September

  • Average High Temperature: 88° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.72 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 83.3° F

October

  • Average High Temperature: 80° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 54° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.53 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 79.1° F

November

  • Average High Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 46° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.70 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 72.3° F

December

  • Average High Temperature: 64° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 39° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.57 inches
  • Average Gulf of Mexico Temperature: 66.9° F

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