Lakeland Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Lakeland

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••• The Detroit Tigers hold spring training at Joker Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. © Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau

Lakeland's weather is often nearly perfect. Whether strolling the Promenade at Lake Mirror Park or taking in a Detroit Tigers' home spring training game you'll find the Central Florida city's average high temperature of 82° and an average low of 64° comfortable.

Of course, there are always the extremes when it comes to the weather. The highest recorded temperature in Lakeland was 105° in 1985; and, the lowest recorded temperature was a very chilly and freezing 20° in 1985.

On average Fort Lauderdale's warmest month is July and January is the average coolest month. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in July.

If you're wondering what to pack for your getaway or vacation, the best advice is to check the current weather forecast and pack appropriate clothing for temperatures and your planned activities. Do bring along a bathing suit since most hotel swimming pools are heated and sunbathing is hardly ever out of the question.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and runs through November 30; but, Lakeland, like most of Florida, has not been affected by a hurricane in a decade. The last storms were in 2004 and 2005. Follow these tips for traveling during hurricane season to lessen the impact a storm might have on your vacation.

If you are traveling to Lakeland during the summer months, frequent afternoon thunderstorms may affect any outdoor plans you may have.

It is important to note that those storms often produce dangerous lightning that poses a serious risk of injury or death unless you take the appropriate steps to protect yourself.

If you're wondering what Lakeland's weather might be like during the month you plan on visiting, here are the monthly stats:

January

  • Average High: 74° F
  • Average Low: 51° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.45 inches

February

  • Average High Temperature: 76° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 52° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.73 inches

March

  • Average High Temperature: 82° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 56° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.38 inches

April

  • Average High Temperature: 86° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 61° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.04 inches

May

  • Average High Temperature: 91° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 67° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.81 inches

June

  • Average High Temperature: 94° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.00 inches

July

  • Average High Temperature: 95° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.51 inches

August

  • Average High Temperature: 94° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.33 inches

September

  • Average High Temperature: 92° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.33 inches

October

  • Average High Temperature: 87° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.29 inches

November

  • Average High Temperature: 80° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 59° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.12 inches

December

  • Average High Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 53° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.14 inches

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If you're planning a Florida vacation or getaway, find out more about weather, events and crowd levels from our month-by-month guides.