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For residents of the UK, generally Florida weather varies from
very pleasant to very hot, though it does have it's occasional
cold spells during Winter, and the temperature can dip below freezing,
though this is uncommon. Winter temperatures can also reach 30
degrees C, so it's best to be prepared for any eventuality. You'll
almost certainly thank the fitting of Air Conditioning to all
During the Summer, temperatures are usually hot, with a high
humidity. There is rain most days between June and October, although
the rain storms tend to be heavy, they also tend to be very short
lived, and usually serve to make the temperature a little more
bearable, rather than spoiling the day. Another advantage of mid
afternoon rain storms, is that providing you don't mind getting
wet, they tend to clear the outdoor queueing areas quite quickly,
so it can provide a fast-track onto some of the more popular rides.
July to November is the hurricane season, however on average
Florida is hit by a major hurricane only one year in seven or
eight, so whilst it is a possibility the chances of it happening
are reasonably low. However, this doesn't mean that severe storms
don't happen at other times of the year. On 23rd February 1998
parts of central Florida were hit by up to 12 Tornado's during
the same night, possibly as a result of the 'El Nino' weather
system, claiming a considerable number of lives, and causing a
great deal of damage to property.
The chart below gives an idea of the average daily temperature
for the Orlando area of central Florida. It will be hotter towards
Miami, and the Keys, probably by as much as 5 deg C.
It's also worth remembering that whilst the outside temperature
can be quite warm, most Malls and attractions under cover will
probably have their Air Conditioning turned up quite high, so
there can be a considerable difference in temperature between
inside and out.