Coastal destinations experience a variety of weather related events from tropical depressions to hurricanes. You can obtain more information and real-time advisories at the National Hurricane Center's website.
Spring brings plentiful blue skies and breezy days with average high temperatures in the 70s, allowing excellent biking or hiking along the island’s numerous trails. Summer offers warmer daytime temperatures with nice sea breezes for that much-needed beach day, complete with a refreshing swim in the Atlantic. The island experiences nice changes in Autumn as rainfall decreases and average temperatures decline, perfect for an afternoon kayak outing along the Intracoastal Waterway. Winter on Amelia Island is usually characterized by drier, crisp air and comfortable weather that is just right for walks on the beach, a round or two of golf, or spotting wildlife.
Jan 67° / 49°
Feb 67° / 49°
Mar 72° / 54°
Apr 78° / 60°
May 84° / 67°
Jun 88° / 73°
Jul 91° / 75°
Aug 90° / 75°
Sep 87° / 73
Oct 81° / 66°
Nov 73° / 57°
Dec 67° / 50°
When wind speed exceeds 74 mph, the tropical cyclone becomes a hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.
A tropical depression forms when a low-pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph.
An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 mph and 73 mph.
When wind speed exceeds 74 mph, it is called a hurricane. A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone that is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.