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The island of Key West is part of the Florida Keys - a chain of coral cay islands located south, southeast of the North American mainland. Sitting next to fascinating coral reefs, it offers many scenic sandy beaches and is a wonderful destination to travel to. Due to the tropical climate of Key West, the weather shows only marginal differences in the temperatures throughout the year. The average temperature is 78.9°F (26.1°C). During the dry season from November to April, days are usually very sunny and pleasant. However, from May through October, the weather increases in humidity and towards the end of summer, hurricanes are possible.


Current Weather Key West

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Hourly 10 Days

Averages Key West

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

76° 77° 80° 83° 86° 89° 90° 91° 89° 86° 81° 78°

Low °F

66° 67° 69° 73° 76° 79° 81° 81° 79° 77° 72° 68°

Sun

8 9 10 11 11 11 11 10 9 8 8 8

Rain days

7 5 5 5 8 11 12 15 16 12 6 6

Water °F

71° 71° 73° 78° 81° 83° 86° 87° 86° 83° 78° 75°


Key West Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Key West

As the area of Key West is characterized by traits of tropical climates, air and water temperatures remain typically warm throughout the whole year. However, the amount of rainfall shows significant monthly variations: From May through October, rainy days are very common with an average temperature of 84°F (29°C). This is the wet season. In the dry season however, days only have minimal rain but a lot of sunny and dry weather. The average temperature is slightly less than in the wet season at  74°F (23°C). Yet the range of monthly temperature averages only amounts to 15°F (8°C), implying that there are hardly any variations in temperature throughout the year. Taking the hurricane season into account as well, which occurs from June to November, the best time to pay a visit to Key West is from December to April. Accordingly, Key West has its highest visitor count in the months of December and January. During fall however, the numbers of visitors are at a minimum.

Days in Key West during the wet season (May through October) are characterized by rain and humidity. Heavy showers, especially during morning time, shortly followed by strong sunlight are typical. Precipitation reaches a peak in August through October being additionally affected by hurricanes and tropical thunderstorms at times. Visiting Key West during these months, rapidly changing weather conditions have to be expected.

Dry season (November through April) brings a lot of sunny days with low precipitation levels to Key West. Due to the dry climate, the average precipitation amounts to only 40 mm per year, causing Key West to be the driest place within Florida. While low rainfall is favorable for visits, the temperature at this time of the year can be somewhat cooler than in summer.

Due to changeable weather situations, it is highly recommended to keep an eye on local weather reports during your journey in Key West particularly to avoid major storms during hurricane season.

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