Tampa Weather Averages

Most of the year, Tampa, Florida enjoys wonderful weather. Winters are mild, while spring and fall are warm and dry. But summers are mainly hot and rainy.

This page gives detailed information on the annual temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storm averages for Tampa.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Tampa International Airport, located near Tampa Bay and the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

82 °F annual average high 28 °C
65 °F annual average low 18 °C

Tampa's coldest days of the year usually occur in mid January when the daily maximum temperature averages 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) and the minimum averages 51 °F (11 °C).

The year's hottest days are normally in mid August. The average temperature peaks then with daily highs of 90 °F (32 °C) and nighttime lows of 76 °F (25 °C).

231 days 80 °F max. or more (27 °C)
109 days 60 °F min. or less (16 °C)

Tampa averages 93 days a year when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). The temperature normally doesn't climb above 100 °F (38 °C), even on the hottest days.

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 9 nights a year. About once a year Tampa gets as cold as 32 °F (0 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

46.3 in total precipitation 1176 mm
105 days with rainfall

August is usually the wettest month of the year in Tampa, while November is the driest.

Sunny Weather iconSun

66 % sunshine
101 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Tampa during 66 percent of daylight hours on average year round, for a total of 2930 hours annually. Typically on 101 days a year the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in Tampa averages 12 hours and 9 minutes a day. The shortest days of the year in mid December have 10 hours and 22 minutes of daylight. The year's longest days in mid June last 13:55 from sunrise to sunset.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

74 % average humidity

The annual average for relative humidity in Tampa ranges throughout the day from 88 percent at 7:00 am to 57 percent at 4:00 pm standard time.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 84 87 88 69 58 57 70 80

Windy Weather iconWind

8.3 mph wind speed average 13.4 kph

March is usually the windiest month for Tampa, and the wind is calmest during August.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

14 days precipitation of 1 inch (25 mm) or more
83 days with thunderstorms a year
3 % chance a named storm makes landfall

Thunderstorms can appear over Tampa any time of the year, but most often occur during July and August.

In any year, there's a one percent probability that a hurricane will reach land in Hillsborough county, which includes Tampa. For major hurricanes of category 3 to 5, the likelihood drops to 0.6 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 17 percent a year. Intense hurricane force winds that top 115 mph (185 kph) have a two percent probability of blasting the county.

Reference

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.

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