Tampa - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Tampa, Florida. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Tampa got more than six inches of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2019?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Tampa and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These extremes go back to 1891. The biggest one-day rainstorm recorded at Tampa since then dropped 11.45 inches (290.8 millimetres) of water on May 8, 1979.

Since 1940 precipitation was measured at Tampa's International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at downtown Tampa.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Tampa
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.33 June 29, 2021   84.6
3.99 November 11, 2020   101.3
3.66 July 09, 2019 93.0
3.52 December 20, 2018 89.4
4.24 September 10, 2017 107.7
4.04 August 31, 2016 102.6
4.39 August 03, 2015 111.5
4.49 July 08, 2014 114.0
3.54 June 01, 2013 89.9
7.11 June 24, 2012 180.6
3.99 March 31, 2011 101.3
2.12 March 12, 2010 53.8
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Tampa each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
4.72 July 01, 2009 119.9
3.08 June 21, 2008 78.2
3.31 July 31, 2007 84.1
8.29 February 03, 2006 210.6
2.95 June 29, 2005 74.9
4.15 August 07, 2004 105.4
3.45 April 25, 2003 87.6
3.89 December 09, 2002 98.8
6.38 September 14, 2001 162.1
2.50 July 15, 2000 63.5
1.92 August 18, 1999 48.8
4.46 July 07, 1998 113.3
7.59 September 26, 1997 192.8
3.40 January 01, 1996 86.4
5.29 June 24, 1995 134.4
3.09 July 29, 1994 78.5
1.58 October 09, 1993 40.1
2.39 August 28, 1992 60.7
3.66 July 13, 1991 93.0
2.92 July 14, 1990 74.2
1.71 June 19, 1989 43.4
3.22 August 16, 1988 81.8
2.72 September 30, 1987 69.1
2.34 October 26, 1986 59.4
4.42 September 03, 1985 112.3
2.45 May 25, 1984 62.2
3.94 May 30, 1983 100.1
3.38 July 08, 1982 85.9
3.11 February 08, 1981 79.0
2.35 April 14, 1980 59.7
11.45 May 08, 1979 290.8
1.86 February 18, 1978 47.2
1.32 August 22, 1977 33.5
3.86 May 15, 1976 98.0
3.13 June 18, 1975 79.5
5.47 June 26, 1974 138.9
3.17 March 25, 1973 80.5
3.44 August 19, 1972 87.4
3.45 May 15, 1971 87.6
2.55 August 08, 1970 64.8
3.05 May 16, 1969 77.5
2.49 October 18, 1968 63.2
3.25 August 12, 1967 82.6
2.92 June 08, 1966 74.2
2.32 July 31, 1965 58.9
4.04 July 26, 1964 102.6
3.81 November 10, 1963 96.8
4.06 September 20, 1962 103.1
2.23 February 03, 1961 56.6
9.07 July 29, 1960 230.4
2.82 June 17, 1959 71.6
2.69 February 26, 1958 68.3
5.38 July 25, 1957 136.7
1.89 May 08, 1956 48.0
2.84 July 01, 1955 72.1
3.49 November 14, 1954 88.6
3.30 March 21, 1953 83.8
2.23 March 26, 1952 56.6
3.25 April 07, 1951 82.6
3.66 September 05, 1950 93.0
4.92 August 12, 1949 125.0
2.16 January 24, 1948 54.9
3.57 September 18, 1947 90.7
4.66 July 19, 1946 118.4
9.88 June 23, 1945 251.0
3.61 October 19, 1944 91.7
3.99 June 25, 1943 101.3
2.17 July 15, 1942 55.1
3.54 June 29, 1941 89.9
2.60 June 14, 1940 66.0
3.28 August 12, 1939 83.3
3.04 June 22, 1938 77.2
5.06 February 10, 1937 128.5
3.53 July 04, 1936 89.7
6.30 September 04, 1935 160.0
6.54 June 13, 1934 166.1
5.75 September 05, 1933 146.1
3.56 August 13, 1932 90.4
3.96 September 10, 1931 100.6
5.40 March 28, 1930 137.2
3.12 July 20, 1929 79.2
2.76 June 21, 1928 70.1
2.75 February 19, 1927 69.9
2.65 March 29, 1926 67.3
5.04 July 15, 1925 128.0
3.12 May 23, 1924 79.2
3.44 May 03, 1923 87.4
2.46 October 27, 1922 62.5
5.02 October 25, 1921 127.5
2.91 July 10, 1920 73.9
2.93 June 08, 1919 74.4
2.42 November 26, 1918 61.5
2.39 October 16, 1917 60.7
2.79 November 15, 1916 70.9
4.52 August 02, 1915 114.8
3.15 January 24, 1914 80.0
2.57 August 03, 1913 65.3
4.89 September 08, 1912 124.2
2.36 November 28, 1911 59.9
3.52 June 29, 1910 89.4
4.27 June 29, 1909 108.5
1.96 August 27, 1908 49.8
3.76 December 10, 1907 95.5
2.62 July 08, 1906 + 66.5
3.50 June 20, 1905 88.9
3.23 January 23, 1904 82.0
3.73 September 12, 1903 94.7
3.90 February 20, 1902 99.1
2.55 May 24, 1901 64.8
2.57 June 12, 1900 65.3
4.23 July 25, 1899 107.4
3.93 August 22, 1898 99.8
4.40 September 21, 1897 111.8
4.34 June 28, 1896 110.2
2.78 October 15, 1895 70.6
4.36 September 19, 1894 110.7
2.61 August 09, 1893 66.3
2.65 January 14, 1892 67.3
2.96 August 20, 1891 75.2
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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