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Temperature

Average Temperatures

Like most of Florida, Orlando has a sub-tropical climate: freezing temperatures are incredibly rare. As illustrated in the graph below, during July, the warmest month of summer, the average maximum daytime temperature is around 91°F (33°C); and during January, the coldest month of winter, the average minimum nighttime temperature is around 48°F (9°C).

However, even in January the average daytime high temperature is still around 70°F (21°C) – Florida is one of the warmest states in the mainland United States in the winter.

Although the summer months are very hot, around half of all summer days have a thunderstorm during the afternoon or early evening, which brings about a drop in temperature of 10 - 20 degrees for the remainder of the day.

Graph showing the average temperature in Orlando throughout the year by month

Record Temperatures

The highest temperature recorded in Orlando was 101°F (38°C) during July 1998; the lowest recorded temperature was 19°F (-7°C) during January 1985.

Relative Humidity

The area surrounding around Orlando contains a large number of lakes, which contributes to a high year-round relative humidity – typical values for summer are around 90 percent during the morning and 50 to 60 percent during the afternoon.

Graph showing the average relative humidity in Orlando throughout the year by month

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