Tarpon Springs Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Tarpon Springs, Florida

The Sponge Exchange Tarpon Springs
Display of sponge diving boat at The Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs. © Dawn Henthorn, licensed to About.com

Satisfy your big fat Greek appetite and watch the sponge boats bring their bounty back to shore inTarpon Springs. The popular tourist-for-a-day destination is located on Central Florida's West Coast, along the Anclote River and just a short distance from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Situated just north of Pinellas County's award-winning beaches, Tarpon Springs has an overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of 63°. Of course, Tarpon Springs has its own awesome beach — Fred H. Howard Park — although it is a little drive from the sponge docks that are so popular with tourists.

On average Tarpon Springs' warmest month is August and January is the average coolest month. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in August. The highest recorded temperature in Tarpon Springs was 102° in 1997 and the lowest recorded temperature was a very 19° in 1981.

If you're wondering what to pack for your day in Tarpon Springs, shorts and sandals are the dress code in the warmer months of spring and summer. Of course, its location on the water means that you'll want to wear slacks and add a sweater or light jacket for the cooler months.

If you visit during the summer months or September, you may get caught in a thunderstorm in the afternoon. These thunderstorms are usually short lived, so duck into Hellas Restaurant and Bakery for lunch or a snack or dash into one of the stores to browse.

Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Tarpon Springs:

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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

August

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

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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

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