Weather

UNOFFICALLY: As a Florida resident since 1959 I can attest that in Alachua we have about nine months of mostly beautiful weather:  mild days and cool nights, little humidity. 

Bring shorts and a sweater – you’ll need both of them most days of the year!

Our humidity is low compared to the southern part of Florida, the heat just doesn’t feel as hot up here. Florida’s hurricane season runs from June through November.  Here in Alachua we rarely experience hurricanes - sometimes we get the fringe wind and rain, but mostly we just watch them on the news from “down south”.

Now we must admit that in Florida when it rains it pours! Natives accept it as part of the good life, we get a little wet and just keep on going.  Dripping wet is perfectly acceptable in restaurants around here – but we are smart enough to stay indoors if it is LIGHTENING! Remember that sweater?  sometimes it comes in mighty handy after a downpour and you enter that icily cooled store or restaurant!

Below are the official average temperatures, but to tell the truth, there are usually some brrrr cold nights between December and March and some sweltering afternoons between June and September.

BUT NO SHOVELING SNOW – AND FINDING FUN WAYS TO COOL OFF IS A FLORIDA OBESSSION!  (See our Splash Park in TO DO)

Rosanne Morse

Average temperatures:

January – 65 degrees

August – 90 degrees

Average rainfall: 49.90

http://www.wunderground.com/US/FL/Alachua.html