Everglades National Park Climate

The Everglades is mild and pleasant from December through April, though rare cold fronts may create near freezing conditions. Average temperatures in winter - High 77F (25C); Low 53F (12C).

Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures around 90F (32C) and humidity over 90%. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and mosquitoes are abundant.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is June-November. Tropical storms or hurricanes may affect the area.

Average Rainfall: 60 inches (152 cm) per year. The rainy season is June through October (mosquito season coincides with the rainy season).

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