Today in Tampa, United States

Partly cloudy skies. Low 72F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

This weather data was last updated 2021-09-23 08:29:30.


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Tampa Weather

The city of Tampa is located in Hillsborough County in central Florida and its climate is humid sub-tropical. The city of Tampa experiences very hot summers with several thunderstorms throughout the season. The winter is a bit drier than the summer but there is always a threat of a possible freeze anywhere from late November through early March. Cold fronts hit the area from the north and that is what can give Tampa its cool winters. Cool temperatures do not happen often in Tampa but there have been times when the mercury has dropped below freezing and snow has been seen in Tampa in the past. Tampa weather has an average high temperature for the year of 82 Fahrenheit (27.8 Celsius) and an average low of 64.3 Fahrenheit (17.9 Celsius).

Not Really That Hot

You may believe that because Tampa is located in Florida that you would experience extremely hot temperatures. While the summer months can be hot in Tampa weather they never experience the extremely hot temperatures that other places in the country do. The hottest month of the year is August which sees an average high temperature of 90.5 Fahrenheit (32.5 Celsius). There is some humidity to be talked about in Tampa as well so it can feel hotter than that. Here comes the surprise. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city of Tampa was only 99 Fahrenheit (37 Celsius). We at Tampa Weather.Net are willing to bet that you thought it would be much higher than that.

Cool Temperatures

During the winter months the lowest average high temperature is 70.3 Fahrenheit (21.3 Celsius) and that happens in the month of January. At night, however, the average low temperature in that same month is 50.8 Fahrenheit (10.4 Celsius). You would not expect the temperatures to drop much lower than that but the record low temperature in Tampa weather is 18 Fahrenheit (-8 Celsius); that is well below freezing. Snow has happened in the city of Tampa but the last time that any accumulation happened was in 1977 and that was only 0.2 inches (0.5 centimeters). Though these types of weather conditions are not normal it is always a good idea to check the forecast by visiting especially if you are out at night.


The months of June through September are what are known as the wet season in Tampa weather. The rain increases because of the hurricane season which takes place during the summer and early fall. By June the citizens of Tampa are seeing an average of 6.68 inches (169.7 millimeters) of precipitation. Compare that to the 2.10 inches (53.3 millimeters) one month earlier in May. Because of the constant threat of storms from the Atlantic Ocean, we at Tampa Weather.Net advise you to check the forecast before you travel to Tampa and before your stay. The yearly total for precipitation in the city of Tampa is 46.25 inches (1,174.8 millimeters). The driest month of the year is November with 1.55 inches (39.4 millimeters) of precipitation.

Clearly In The Sunshine State

If you are visiting the city of Tampa you will love how much sunshine the city gets. Throughout the year the city will see a total of 2,922.8 mean sunshine hours. The sunniest month of the year is May with a total of 313.1 hours of sunshine. The least sunny month is the month of December but do not stop your plans because during December you will still get 192.2 mean sunshine hours. We at believe that there really is no bad time to visit the city of Tampa because no matter when you visit you will know that you are in the sunshine state. It is good to have all that sunshine considering the number of outdoor activities in Tampa.

Best Time To Visit

Okay so we are a little partial when it comes to the city of Tampa and we believe that no matter when you visit you would have a great time. There are, however, some people who will see the weather in Tampa as being much better during the spring and the fall. The reason why the summer can be less popular is because of the heat and the humidity which hit the city; another reason is the chance of a powerful storm hitting the area. Most of them happen during the summer so that leaves us with the spring and the fall. The average temperatures that you will get during both of those seasons are warm enough for any of your outdoor plans.

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