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    When to go to Orlando Florida? Guide to the best time

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    Martí Micolau

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    If you have already read our article on the climate of Florida, you will have ascertained how in this state stretched from north to south, covering different latitudes, there are different climatic bands. By dividing Florida into two main bands for weather conditions, Orlando is in the north, purely subtropical.

    Unless your stay is limited to Orlando's theme parks, I recommend that you also take a look at the Miami weather, which well represents the weather conditions in the southern belt of the state. Florida is one of the states with the better climate in the USA and Orlando, being more or less in the center, not far from the Tropic of Cancer, it perfectly represents this definition.


    • The climate of Orlando
      • L’estate a Orlando
      • Fall in Orlando
      • L'winter to Orlando
      • Spring to Orlando
    • When to go to Orlando? The best time to visit theme parks

    The climate of Orlando

    Hot summers which can be sultry, mild winters but with the possibility of some cold forays: in general Orlando is good all year round, with a warm climate but rarely so hot as to be unbearable as in other US cities. The fact that the city arose in the middle of an immense swamp does not cast doubt on the fact that the climate is enough humid all year round.

    Being in the center of the peninsula, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, it is affected by the influences of the two seas like the whole of Florida. The two main seasons of the year are hot and rainy and cool and dry. They fall on the city beyond 1.200mm of rain per year, most of which in the months between June and September. Late summer is also the time when children can strike Hurricanes: Orlando is far from the coast, but there are no mountains to protect it and it is only 30m above sea level.

    Fortunately, however, it is not so frequent that it is hit by storms that are too violent. In addition, the real dangerous tornadoes, which caused victims, were recorded in the middle of winter: in 1998 and in 2007, in both cases in February. In any case, if, as in the whole of the US south, there is the possibility of severe storms and tornadoes, the relative distance from the coast guarantees the city good warning even for these rare critical situations.

    L’estate a Orlando

    The summer months are very busy with tourists, both from the United States and from abroad. The main attraction of the city are the numerous theme parks, many of which are full of water attractions. It is therefore obvious that this type of park is stormed during the hottest months of the year.

    Average temperatures in June and September are around 27 degrees, rising by an average degree in July and August. The minimums throughout the summer have an average that varies between 19 and 21 degrees, while the maximums in these months are undulating around 32-33 degrees. Even the heat peaks are never too high in this area of ​​the country, and hardly exceed 35 degrees.

    The only drawback: humidity, which is why the perceived heat is usually higher than the real one and frequent rain contributes to considerably increasing this factor in summer. In the summer months it rains about 15 days a month: a good 50% chance of having to take out an umbrella. Especially in the second half of the season, there are numerous thunderstorms, albeit short. It often happens that the hottest days are interrupted in the afternoon by a shower, which is not always negative: the evenings following the summer rains are the coolest and most pleasant.

    Fall in Orlando

    Autumn, especially its first few weeks, is one of the best times to visit Orlando and fully enjoy its theme parks. The climate is decidedly optimal: in October the lows are on average around 19 degrees and the maximums around 29, nothing better to take a ride on the rides at Walt Disney World.

    The probability of rain also begins to decrease to an average of 8 days a month, gradually decreasing until November where the average is around 6 days. Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November) is to be marked on the calendar as the beginning of the most expensive period for admission to the parks, which lasts until mid-December. If you travel to Orlando in the fall before this date, you will find a good compromise between pleasant climate and not too high prices.

    L'winter to Orlando

    Who doesn't associate Florida in winter with "Mom, I missed my plane"? The protagonist family of the famous Christmas film is not the only one to appreciate the favorable weather conditions of this peninsula on the outskirts of the Caribbean. To move south during the Christmas holidays is a decision made every year by many citizens of the great northern cities, where snow and frost are the masters. It must be said that other places in the States are preferable to be wrapped in the Christmas spirit, but the winter months are optimal for amusement parks.

    January is the coldest month of the year, but forget the snow and ice: the average temperatures are around 15 degrees and the minimums hardly drop below 9. Of course, there have been extreme cases in the years, but to touch zero but you have to be really unlucky. December and February they are very good months: in both cases the average of the lows is 11 degrees and that of the highs around 23.

    Approaching spring, March is a transitional month: with average temperatures returning to approaching 20 degrees. The main feature of winter is to be one dry season. Given the humidity that characterizes Orlando, we are not talking about a desert drought, but about gods least rainy months of the year: about one week a month of rain, with February and March as the months with the heaviest rainfall. The mild climate and the scarcity of rainfall is the reason why the winter months are the ones favored by tourists heading to non-water theme parks.

    Spring to Orlando

    Spring is a short season in Orlando, which we could summarize in April. With an average of 6 rainy days, this is it the driest month of the year. The precipitations, which gradually increase between February and March, suddenly diminish, and then return a little more frequently in May, until the real summer rainy season.

    April is also a month where the temperatures are really good to enjoy the parks: minimum at 15 degrees and maximum at 28, with a daily average of almost 22 degrees. The month of May is already starting to warm up more, with average daily temperatures exceeding 25 degrees.

    When to go to Orlando? The best time to visit theme parks

    If you are a lover of water slides and swimming pools, there is no doubt: choose the summer, but prefer the beginning, where the probability of rain is lower. However, when the sun is scorching, an afternoon thunderstorm doesn't necessarily ruin a day of diving and swimming.

    However, you are more likely to be headed here for Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando. In this case, if you can decide the travel period, avoid full summer. At the same time, if you want to save a few dollars and avoid queues as much as possible, December is not the best month. As I already mentioned, the period following Thanksgiving is more expensive than the previous one, and even the Christmas holidays are not kind to wallets. For the rest, having to choose based on the weather conditions, winter and mid-seasons are definitely good for this type of visit.

    The Sunshine State also has much more to offer, starting with the crystal clear sea with paradisiacal beaches and the very special Keys Islands not to mention the fascinating natural area of ​​the Everglades. If you have the opportunity to organize a larger tour of the peninsula, take a look at the Florida weather to leave prepared for all the weather conditions of this large and diverse southern state.

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