Best Time To Visit Sanibel, Florida

Best Time To Go To Sanibel

Sanibel Island has a subtropical climate due to the warm Gulf Stream. The weather while generally breezy, hot and humid, does get chilly sometimes, bringing frost and temperatures around freezing.

There can be hurricanes and tropical storms late in the year, as well as afternoon thunderstorms nearly every day during summer. The best time to visit Sanibel Island is between December – April, though hotel rates will be more expensive during this time.

Climate in Sanibel

Know weather for your travel dates:

26-May-2018
Today 26 May

81

77

Breezy throughout the day and light rain in the morning.

Wind:7.62 m/s

Humidity:88%

Precipitation:0.31%

  • Sun 27 May
    82 | 75

    Breezy throughout the day and rain overnight.

  • Mon 28 May
    78 | 76

    Breezy until afternoon and rain in the afternoon.

  • Tue 29 May
    83 | 76

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Wed 30 May
    84 | 77

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Thu 31 May
    84 | 78

    Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 01 Jun
    85 | 78

    Mostly cloudy until afternoon and humid throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Sanibel

Average Temperature in Sanibel by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Feb

Average temperature: 69℉

Minimum temperature: 48℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Mar

Average temperature: 69℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Apr

Average temperature: 74℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

May

Average temperature: 78℉

Minimum temperature: 57℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Jun

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Jul

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Aug

Average temperature: 83℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Sep

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Oct

Average temperature: 76℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Nov

Average temperature: 72℉

Minimum temperature: 57℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Dec

Average temperature: 71℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Highest temperature in Sanibel is recorded as 93.2℉ in August.

Lowest temperature in Sanibel is recorded as 39.2℉ in January.

Average Rain in Sanibel by Month (in mm)

  • 240
  • 180
  • 120
  • 60 0
Jan

Average Rain: 22.12 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 207.51 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 16.37 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 339.12 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 11.14 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 165.69 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 29.47 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 421.17 mm

May

Average Rain: 35.81 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 246.22 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 228.13 mm

Minimum Rain: 3.11 mm

Maximum Rain: 1714.07 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 158.63 mm

Minimum Rain: 1.52 mm

Maximum Rain: 888.8 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 214.13 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1556.13 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 218.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 2706.56 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 61.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 676.66 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 5.68 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 91.38 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 5.29 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 68.15 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Sanibel is 2706.56 mm in September.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Sanibel is December.

Average Humidity in Sanibel by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 56%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Feb

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Mar

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 41%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Apr

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 42%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

May

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 78%

Jun

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Jul

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Aug

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Sep

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Oct

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Nov

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Dec

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Most humid month in Sanibel is June.

Least humid month in Sanibel is April.

Best time to visit Sanibel Attractions in May