Tampa - Coldest Decades





The coldest decades on record are ranked here for Tampa, Florida. The lists include decades when Tampa had the lowest average temperatures, the fewest hot days and the most cold days. These extremes are for temperatures observed at Tampa's International Airport and cover eight decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s.

That is when Tampa had weather measurements that are consistent and complete enough to compare decades. Each decade comprises a standard 10-year range. For instance, the 1990s includes measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. Links to the data behind these lists are in the References section on this page.

Coolest High Temperatures

Average daily maximum temperature at Tampa
High °F Decade High °C
Lowest 81.1 1960s 27.3
Runner-up 81.6 1980s, 1950s 27.5

Coldest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Tampa
Low °F Decade Low °C
Lowest 61.7 1960s 16.5
Runner-up 62.9 1970s, 1950s 17.2

Fewest Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Tampa had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 314 1960s
Runner-up 322 1980s, 1970s, 1950s, 1940s

Fewest Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Tampa had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Lowest 76 1960s
Runner-up 83 1950s

Most Freezing Days

Total days per year on average when Tampa had temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower
Days Decade
Lowest 5 1970s
Runner-up 3 1980s, 1960s
References

Current Results. 2020. Tampa FL Temperature Averages by Decade

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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