Ocala Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Ocala

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••• Old Glory stands as a fitting tribute to Ocala's earned title of Horse Capital of the World. © John Henthorn, licensed to About.com

Ocala, located in North Central Florida, is also known as the Horse Capital of the World. With an overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of just 59°, the town enjoys weather suitable for its Thoroughbred training industry to thrive during the winter months.

Situated in the middle of the state and dotted with Thoroughbred horse farms, Ocala is far from the state's beaches. You are more likely to pack jeans and Western boots, than a bathing suit, if you're planning on taking a horseback ride.

However, if you're vacationing, you're more likely to be visiting one of Florida's oldest attractions — Silver Springs, home of the glass bottom boats and now one of Florida's state parks. While swimming is not permitted at this time in the springs, if you're going to be launching a canoe or kayak you'll want comfortable clothing suitable for the current temperature.

How high can the temperature get in the summer? The highest recorded temperature in Ocala was 105° in 1985. How low can the temperature go? Ocala's temperatures can plunge pretty low in the winter. The lowest temperature on record is a very cold 11° recorded in 1981. On average Ocala's warmest month is July with January being the average coolest month. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in June.

It has been more than a decade since Ocala has been affected by a hurricane. Fortunately, its inland location limits damage from storms to winds and heavy rainfall causing localized flooding.

Of course, if you're traveling in Florida during hurricane season (June 1 through November 30), you will want to keep a close eye on tropical weather forecasts

If you're looking to visit during a specific month, these average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Ocala will be helpful in planning what to pack:

January

  • Average High: 70° F
  • Average Low: 46° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.55 inches

February

  • Average High Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 47° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.11 inches

March

  • Average High Temperature: 78° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 52° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.02 inches

April

  • Average High Temperature: 83° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 56° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.78 inches

May

  • Average High Temperature: 88° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 63° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.55 inches

June

  • Average High Temperature: 91° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 69° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.20 inches

July

  • Average High Temperature: 92° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.20 inches

August

  • Average High Temperature: 92° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.84 inches

September

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 69° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.60 inches

October

  • Average High Temperature: 84° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 61° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.71 inches

November

  • Average High Temperature: 77° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 53° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.47 inches

December

  • Average High Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 47° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.65 inches

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