Average Monthly Temperature and Rainfall in Orlando

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Orlando, as Florida's top destination city, boasts major theme parks and attractions and world-class resorts, dining and shopping. With an overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of just 62°, the weather is pretty nice too.

While the weather in Central Florida can be unpredictable, on average Orlando's warmest month is July and January is the average coolest month. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in June, although the summer months through August are known for frequent afternoon thunderstorms.

It is the high humidity during the summer months that requires caution among the elderly and very young. Visitors of every age should follow these tips on how to beat the Florida heat. Another summer weather malady to watch out for in Central Florida is lightning. Considering Florida is known as the Lightning Capital of the U.S., and Orlando is situated in what has often been described as "Lightning Alley," visitors should know that lightning poses a serious risk.

If you're wondering what to pack, shorts and sandals will keep you comfortable in the summer. Nothing more than a sweater or jacket will usually keep you warm enough in the winter when the sun goes down. Of course, if you are visiting in January or February, the temperature occasionally reaches freezing and you'll need a warm jacket and sometimes even gloves.

If you will be visiting any of Orlando's theme parks, always remember to pack comfortable shoes!

And, of course, don't forget your bathing suit. Although temperatures can get a bit chilly in the winter, sunbathing is not out of the question and a good number of resort pools are heated.

Orlando, like most of Florida, has not been affected by a hurricane in recent years. The last storms that visited Central Florida were in 2004 and 2005.

The most memorable was Hurricane Charley that struck the area in August 2004. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 each year. If you plan on traveling in Florida during that time, it is important that you give these tips for traveling during hurricane season serious consideration.

Looking for more specific weather information? Here are the average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Orlando:

January

  • Average High: 71° F
  • Average Low: 49° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.35 inches

February

  • Average High Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 52° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.47 inches

March

  • Average High Temperature: 78° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 56° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.77 inches

April

  • Average High Temperature: 83° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 60° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.68 inches

May

  • Average High Temperature: 88° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.45 inches

June

  • Average High Temperature: 91° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.58 inches

July

  • Average High Temperature: 92° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.27 inches

August

  • Average High Temperature: 92° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.13 inches

September

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.06 inches

October

  • Average High Temperature: 85° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.31 inches

November

  • Average High Temperature: 79° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 59° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.17 inches

December

  • Average High Temperature: 73° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 52° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.58 inches

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