Orlando Weather Averages
Orlando, Florida gets wonderful weather for much of the year, especially during fall, winter and spring. Just in summer months does the climate turn hot and rainy.
This page gives detailed information on the annual temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storm averages for Orlando.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Orlando International Airport, located near downtown Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort.
|83 °F||annual average high||28 °C|
|63 °F||annual average low||17 °C|
Orlando's coldest days of the year usually occur in mid January when the daily maximum temperature averages 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) and the minimum averages 49 °F (9 °C).
The year's hottest days are normally at the beginning of August. The average temperature peaks then with daily highs of 92 °F (33 °C) and nighttime lows of 74 °F (23 °C).
|245 days||80 °F max. or more (27 °C)|
|130 days||60 °F min. or less (16 °C)|
Orlando averages 97 days a year when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). The temperature climbs above 100 °F (38 °C) about once a decade.
The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 12 nights a year at Orlando. Typically two of those nights get as cold as 32 °F (0 °C).
|50.7 in||total precipitation||1289 mm|
|117 days||with rainfall|
June is usually the wettest month of the year in Orlando, while November is the driest.
|89 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Orlando during 66 percent of daylight hours on average year round, for a total of 2930 hours annually. Typically on 89 days a year the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in Orlando averages 12 hours and 9 minutes a day. The shortest days of the year in mid December have 10 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. The year's longest days in mid June last 13:58 from sunrise to sunset.
|74 %||average humidity|
The annual average for relative humidity in Orlando ranges throughout the day from 89 percent at 4:00 am to 55 percent at 1:00 pm standard time.
|Local Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm||Humidity %||87||89||89||67||55||56||70||81|
|8.6 mph||wind speed average||13.8 kph|
March is usually the windiest month for Orlando, and the wind is calmest during August.
|15 days||precipitation of 1 inch (25 mm) or more|
|82 days||with thunderstorms a year|
|0.8 %||chance a named storm makes landfall|
Thunderstorms can appear over Orlando any month of the year but are most common from June to August.
In any year, there's a 0.4 percent probability that a hurricane will reach land in Orange county, which includes Orlando. For major hurricanes of category 3 to 5, the likelihood drops to 0.1 percent. Named storms usually arrive during the months of June to November, while hurricanes are generally restricted to August, September and October.
The chances that a wind gust reaches 40 miles per hour (64 kilometres an hour) or greater is ten percent a year. Intense hurricane force winds that top 115 mph (185 kph) have a one percent probability of blasting the county.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals. The named storm and wind gust probability information comes from United States Landfalling Hurricane Probability Project of Colorado State University and Bridgewater State University.