The summer months in Florida see average temperatures ranging from the mid 70s to the low 90s. Sound hot? That’s nothing compared to Florida’s hottest day on record, coming in at an astounding 109 degrees Fahrenheit. Yikes! We’re sweating just thinking about it!
Although a temperature that high hasn’t been recorded in over 80 years, you never know when the summer heat will break its record. Here’s more about Florida’s high temperatures and how they compare to the rest of the country:
Highest Temperature in Florida
The highest temperature ever recorded in Florida was 109 degrees. This temperature was measured on June 29, 1931, in Monticello, which lays Northeast of Tallahassee, just under the Georgia border.
While 109 degrees may sound gravely hot, it would feel like an oasis next to the world’s hottest day on record. In 1913, temperatures in California’s Death Valley reportedly reached 134 degrees! That is literally hot enough to fry an egg!
How Florida Heat Compares to Other States
Out of the 12 major U.S. cities with the highest average daily temperatures, four are located in Florida. Miami takes the top spot, followed by Tampa in third place, Orlando in fourth and Jacksonville in tenth.
The average annual temperature in Pinellas County is 72.8 degrees, which is one degree higher than the state average and about 18 degrees higher than the national average. Locally, Clearwater’s highest recorded temperature is 98 degrees and St. Petersburg’s record high is 100 degrees. Generally, highs do not surpass 95 degrees throughout the county.
Keep Cool This Summer with Performance!
June, July, and August are consistently the hottest months in Florida. During this time, the demand for electricity is about 20 percent higher than during the winter. That’s bad news for your energy bills. The good news, however, is that Performance is here to help. Our team of AC experts has the knowledge and experience to keep your AC running smoothly and efficiently all summer long. From maintenance and tune-ups to dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats, we have the necessary tools to keep your family cool and your energy bill low.