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Sarasota When To Go and Weather

Peak Season January - April

This is when you’ll find the most inviting weather of the year, with average lows in the 50s to 60s—sometimes 40s—in the mornings and temps in the mid 70s-low 80s during the day. This is the dry season, so there’s normally very little rain. When packing, don’t forget sweaters (both light and medium in weight), a light jacket, and long pants as well as shorts. Book your flight and hotel accommodations as far in advance as you can to lock in the best rates and take advantage of special packages and deals that may be available.

Off-Season May - September

Here comes the rainy season, and, as of June 1st, hurricane season. During this period, morning sun followed by afternoon showers or storms is the normal pattern, and residents know it well. Cotton and other lightweight fabrics, shorts, sandals and flip-flops, swimwear, and lots of sun protection should all be in your suitcase, because this is when the heat is on in South Florida.

Shoulder Season October - December
October remains sizzling and in recent years, so has November (those are the last two months of hurricane season), with average temperatures usually hitting 87 by day and nighttime lows of 66. November sees a drop of a few degrees; then December becomes pleasant, with highs in the mid to high 70s and evening lows in the mid 50s.

Sarasota, FL Weather Forecast

7-Day Forecast

  • Mon


    Scattered Thunder- storms

    86  73

  • Tue


    Scattered Thunder- storms

    84  75

  • Wed


    Thunder- storms

    82  69

  • Thu



    76  66

  • Fri


    Partly Cloudy

    77  62

  • Sat


    Mostly Sunny

    83  65

  • Sun



    85  67