Average Yearly Rainfall in Florida

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The tables below give annual averages for rainfall at dozens of cities in Florida.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to separate tables for each region: South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Central Florida, North Florida and the Florida Panhandle.

South Florida

South Florida weather records include the counties of Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, St Lucie and Sarasota.

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  91 Arcadia 52.2 1327
106 Avon Park 50.8 1290
128 Big Cypress National Preserve 58.2 1479
108 Bradenton 56.2 1427
132 Everglades Park, Royal Palm 55.0 1396
145 Ft. Lauderdale 66.5 1690
111 Ft. Myers 55.9 1421
124 Ft. Pierce 53.8 1368
138 Hialeah 70.4 1788
106 Key West 39.8 1012
135 Miami 61.9 1572
120 Miami Beach 51.7 1314
129 Naples 55.6 1413
  – Pompano Beach 60.0 1524
  97 Tavernier (Key Largo) 46.0 1167
102 Venice 50.5 1282
130 Vero Beach 56.9 1444
136 West Palm Beach 62.3 1583

Central Florida

Climate records for the central Florida region include cities in the counties of Brevard, Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas, Polk and Volusia.

Total average annual rainfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
104 Bartow 52.1 1323
115 Daytona Beach 49.6 1260
115 Lakeland 54.8 1392
116 Melbourne 52.0 1321
117 Orlando 50.7 1289
119 Plant City 53.6 1360
  97 St. Petersburg 50.8 1291
105 Tampa 46.3 1176

North Florida

North Florida rainfall amounts are for weather stations in the counties of Alachua, Baker, Columbia, Duval, Hamilton, Madison, Marion, St Johns and Suwannee.

Average amount of rain in a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
114 Gainesville 51.1 1297
101 Glen St. Mary 51.2 1299
114 Jacksonville 52.4 1331
113 Jacksonville Beach 50.0 1269
  98 Jasper 51.5 1307
124 Lake City 52.6 1337
  84 Live Oak 51.5 1309
  98 Madison 52.5 1334
117 Ocala 50.8 1290
113 St. Augustine 49.0 1245

Florida Panhandle

Florida Panhandle weather data come from the counties of Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Jefferson, Leon, Okaloosa and Walton.

Yearly average rainfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
  93 Apalachicola 57.7 1466
117 Crestview 62.9 1598
111 DeFuniak Springs 63.7 1618
116 Monticello 56.8 1443
114 Niceville 71.0 1803
105 Panama City 61.1 1551
109 Pensacola 65.3 1658
111 Tallahassee 59.2 1504
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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