Visiting St. Augustine for the first time? Here are the details about the best season to visit the city. St. Augustine, Florida has a humid subtropical climate, typical of the Gulf and South Atlantic states. The low latitude and coastal location of St. Augustine gives the city a mostly warm, sunny, and winterless climate. Like much of Florida, St. Augustine enjoys a high number of sunny days. Unlike much of the USA, St. Augustine’s driest time of year is winter.
There are essentially two seasons in St. Augustine:
The hot and wet season (late May through October): the Bermuda High drives in hot and unstable tropical air from the Bahamas and Gulf of Mexico, which help create the daily thundershowers in the summer months. Intense, but very brief downpours are typical in mid-summer in the city. Fall and spring are considered near perfect weather-wise, with warm and sunny skies.
The warm and dry season (November through April): St. Augustine has mild and sunny weather typical of cities on the Florida peninsula. The coolest months are from December through February, and this is the best time to visit St. Augustine. From November through April, St. Augustine often has long periods of rainless weather.