What the Weather is Like in West Palm Beach Florida

West Palm Beach at sunset.
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West Palm Beach is the place to visit if you're looking for sunny skies and balmy breezes. The popular destination, located in Southeast Florida and north of Miami, has an overall average high temperature of 83° and an average low of 67°.

If you're wondering what to pack, shorts and sandals will keep you comfortable in the summer and nothing more than a sweater will usually keep you warm enough in the winter. Of course, don't forget your bathing suit. Although the Atlantic Ocean can get a bit chilly in the winter, sunbathing is not out of the question.

On average West Palm Beach's warmest month is July and January is the average coolest month. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in September. Of course, weather is unpredictable so you may experience higher or lower temperatures or more rainfall than the average. The highest recorded temperature in West Palm Beach was a sweltering 101° in 1942 and the lowest recorded temperature was a very chilly 24° in 1894.

West Palm Beach, like most of Florida, has not been affected by a hurricane in more than a decade. The last major storms were Hurricane Frances in 2004 and Hurricane Jeanne in 2005. A year later it was Hurricane Wilma that battered the area.

Looking for more specific information? Find average monthly temperatures, rainfall and ocean temperatures for West Palm Beach below:

January

  • Average High: 75° F
  • Average Low: 57° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.75 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 74.2°

February

  • Average High Temperature: 76° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 58° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.55 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 74.1°

March

  • Average High Temperature: 79° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 62° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.68 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 75.6°

April

  • Average High Temperature: 82° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 65° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.57 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 78.2°

May

  • Average High Temperature: 86° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 70° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.39 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 80.3°

June

  • Average High Temperature: 89° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Precipitation: 7.58 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 82.6°

July

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.97 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 84.4°

August

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.65 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 85.7°

September

  • Average High Temperature: 89° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 8.10 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 84.8°

October

  • Average High Temperature: 85° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.46 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 82.5°

November

  • Average High Temperature: 80° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Precipitation: 5.55 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 78.7°

December

  • Average High Temperature: 76° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 60° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.14 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 76°

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