Weather in Sarasota
Check out the weather conditions and seasonality of Sarasota County for your upcoming trip.
Average Annual Air Temperature:
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Monthly Air Temperatures:
|January||72.3° F (22.4 °C)||50.0° F (10.0 °C)|
|February||73.5° F (23.1 °C)||51.1° F (10.6 °C)|
|March||77.7° F (25.4 °C)||55.7° F (13.2 °C)|
|April||82.3° F (27.9 °C)||59.3° F (15.2 °C)|
|May||87.1° F (30.6 °C)||64.8° F (18.2 °C)|
|June||90.1° F (32.3 °C)||70.5° F (21.4 °C)|
|July||91.2° F (32.9 °C)||72.2° F (22.3 °C)|
|August||91.2° F (32.9 °C)||72.6° F (22.6 °C)|
|September||89.7° F (32.1 °C)||71.6° F (22.0 °C)|
|October||85.1° F (29.5 °C)||64.9° F (18.3 °C)|
|November||79.2° F (26.2 °C)||57.7° F (14.3 °C)|
|December||74.3° F (23.5 °C)||52.0° F (11.1 °C)|
The hottest month of the year in Sarasota is August, with an average high of 89°F. It's advised to keep cool in areas/places with A/C and to stay hydrated with water often.
January is usually the coldest month of the year, with the average temperature being around 62 °F. A light coat is usually all you need to stroll outdoors here to keep warm.
Many people prefer the shoulder seasons in spring and autumn, as the weather is pretty perfect. There is also very little rain during these months. But really, there is no bad time to come to Sarasota and soak up the Florida sun!
Sarasota has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and warm, drier winters. Sarasota County receives an average annual rainfall of nearly 60 inches, which keeps our tropical plants and Florida foliage so vibrant and lush. The higher temperatures and humidity in the summer produce high heat and UV indexes in the summer, so it's advised to always stay hydrated with water and wear SPF or sun protection.
Swimming in January on the beaches of Sarasota is definitely possible, even desirable. Indeed, the Gulf of Mexico and bay waters dip cooler than in warmer months, with the average water temperature ranging 62°F -70°F in the wintertime, as opposed to the 80°F -88°F water temp in the summertime. That being said, it's far from being a "polar plunge!"