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Best time to visit Tampa, FL, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Tampa is May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Tampa such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, May is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Tampa can rise as high as 33℃ (92℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 9℃ (47℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Tampa when the days are longest, you should visit in July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Tampa in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Tampa, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

July

Tampa seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Tampa as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Tampa is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Tampa

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Tampa for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Tampa climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Tampa for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tampa in January

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Tampa in February

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Tampa in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tampa in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tampa in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Tampa in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 117mm (5") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tampa in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 136mm (5") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tampa in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 116mm (5") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tampa in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Tampa in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tampa in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tampa in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tampa in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tampa is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tampa is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tampa is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Tampa, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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