Island Weather

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With abundant sunshine and mild temperatures year-round, it's always a perfect time to visit Amelia Island!


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.
 
Average Highs / Lows
January 63° / 44°
February 65° / 46°
March 71° / 52°
April 77° / 59°
May 83° / 66°
June 87° / 72°
July 90° / 74°
August 89° / 74°
September 85° / 72
October 79° / 64°
November 72° / 55°
December 65° / 48°
 
 
What about bad weather and storms?

No town in Florida has ever come away completely unscathed from the effects of past hurricanes and Amelia Island is no different. There have been two close calls in recent years (2016 - Matthew and 2017 - Irma) where the island was evacuated, but this was an unusual occurrence for this part of Florida. As a matter of fact, there have only been three hurricane strength storms to pass near Amelia Island in the last 155 years!
 
Learn more about the Nassau County Hurricane Season as well as the best ways to be prepared. 
  

Tropical Depressions

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. 


Tropical Storms

An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 mph and 73 mph.


Hurricanes

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.

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.