Tampa - Hottest Decades

Ranked here are the hottest decades on record for Tampa, Florida. The lists include decades when Tampa had the highest average temperatures, and the most hot 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.

Hottest High Temperatures

Average daily maximum temperature at Tampa
High °F Decade High °C
Highest 82.8 2010s 28.2
Runner-up 82.5 1990s 28.0

Warmest Low Temperatures

Average daily minimum temperature at Tampa
Low °F Decade Low °C
Highest 66.7 2010s 19.3
Runner-up 65.1 2000s 18.4

Most Warm Days

Total days per year on average when Tampa had temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C)
Days Decade
Highest 331 2010s
Runner-up 329 1990s

Most Hot Days

Total days per year on average when Tampa had temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C)
Days Decade
Highest 103 2010s
Runner-up 98 1990s

How Much Hotter are 2010s?

Compared with averages for the previous 50 years (1960 to 2009), the 2010s in Tampa had:

  • 17 more days each year with temperatures of 90 °F and higher
  • 1.0 °F higher daily maximum temperatures (0.6 °C)
  • 3.2 °F higher daily minimum temperatures (1.8 °C)

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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