The state of Florida’s weather is warm all year round, with temperatures on the rise in April as it moves towards its peak summer heat. Rain is also on the increase as the state heads into its wetter months.
This is a great time of the year to visit Florida for those looking for a break from the cold weather of the north. The sunshine is a real draw and the beaches are not yet crowded with tourists.
There are also a lot of local festivals taking place, such as the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival and the Siesta Fiesta arts festival in Sarasota. The Florida State Parks are also a wonderful place to explore this month as it is slightly cooler and allows you to get into the nature trails and look for wildlife that may not be out in full force during the hotter months.
The water is still warm enough to swim in, although it will depend on the location as the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast can have different temperature waters. The warmest places tend to be Miami and Key West on the Gulf side while Naples and St Petersburg on the Atlantic side have warmer water.
The humidity is quite low compared to the rest of the year, but it can spike during afternoon thunderstorms. This is a fantastic month to be in central Florida, such as Orlando and Kissimmee, as the temperatures are not too hot or humid. This is also the start of spring break season for many schools in the US, coaxing families to flock to Florida.