Siesta Key Weather

Average Weather Conditions from Intellicast.com

Average Gulf of Mexico Temperatures from SeaTemperature.org

MonthAvg High (F)Avg Low (F)Avg RainAvg Gulf Temp (F)Avg Snow
January73°52°2.68"64°0.00"
February74°53°2.16"65°0.00"
March78°58°3.37"67°0.00"
April82°61°1.91"73°0.00"
May87°67°2.20"78°0.00"
June90°72°6.72"82°0.00"
July91°73°6.68"85°0.00"
August91°74°8.12"87°0.00"
September90°72°7.38"85°0.00"
October85°66°3.14"81°0.00"
November80°60°2.08"75°0.00"
December74°54°2.33"69°0.00"

While the weather gets warmer and the likelihood of rain increases in the summer, we usually enjoy a nice breeze off the Gulf that tempers the heat, and rain storms are typically brief.  However, just like almost everywhere else, Siesta Key can be socked in by rain for days.  

During the summer months it’s not uncommon for it to rain 15 to 30 minutes somewhere in the Sarasota area almost area every afternoon.  The rain usually occurs between 3:00PM and 5:00PM, and in most cases, you can see the clouds rolling in from miles away – particularly when they come in across the Gulf.

The picture to the right shows a paddle board rider trying Paddleboarder trying to stay ahead of incoming stormto stay ahead of an incoming storm.  While the clouds look pretty ominous, the rain that afternoon lasted less than 30 minutes.

The way we see it, afternoon storms are nice in that they cool things down ahead of dinner, and the clouds that sometimes linger over the Gulf can make for spectacular sunsets.