Climate and monthly weather forecast
Port Charlotte, FL

Palm trees and trees surrounding a pond in Port Charlotte, Florida
Palm trees and trees surrounding a pond in Port Charlotte, Florida

The climate of Port Charlotte, FL

Port Charlotte experiences a warm subtropical type of climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot and humid summers and warm winters.
Port Charlotte is a census-designated place in Charlotte County, south of Tampa and northwest of Punta Gorda, in the American state of Florida. The port lies in the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico, which influences the climate to a certain extent. The low altitude, tropical latitudes, and proximity to ocean waters keep the temperatures warm throughout the year.

Port Charlotte lies along the Gulf Coast of Florida, and with more than 150 miles of waterways, is the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. The region has a total area of 32.3 square miles, of which 12% is water. The port is almost at sea level and consists of soft white-sand beaches, shrublands, and palm trees. Annual precipitation is 50" (1270mm) with a peak period from June to September, as the climate borders on the tropical wet and dry type. Port Charlotte registers 262 sunny days during the year. The humidity reaches up to 74% in September. Fog is prevalent at times, but snow is rare. Lightning strikes are a constant threat, especially in the late spring and summer.

Port Charlotte receives almost two-thirds of the annual rainfall in the wet period from June to September, during the summer and early autumn seasons. The average high temperature reaches the 92°F (33.3°C) mark at the peak of July, while January sees the lowest average temperature of the year with 52°F (11.1°C). The sea temperatures are mild throughout the year, and the seawater is amongst the warmest in the United States. Thunderstorms are frequent in the hot season, particularly in the mornings and afternoons, while hurricanes are a threat during the storm season from June to December.

The best time to visit Port Charlotte, FL

The best time to visit Port Charlotte is from March to May when the temperatures are relatively mild, the humidity is the least of the year, and the rainfall is minimal. The average humidity is the lowest of the year from 58% to 60% during spring. The seawaters are warm, the heat is bearable, and the drizzling rain makes the place enjoyable. The spring months are also relatively drier, the skies are peaceful without the threat of storms, and there are numerous sunny days.

The worst time to visit Port Charlotte, FL

June to September is usually the worst time to visit Port Charlotte. The rainy peak period brings heavy rainfall to the area, and the skies tend to be regularly cloudy. The average humidity is high, and the average temperatures are between 87°F (30.6°C) to 92°F (33.3°C). Hailstorms often invade the region during the rainy months, while hurricanes visit it often, sometimes scale up to severe categories, and bring devastation.

Weather hazards

Port Charlotte is prone to thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes mainly from June to December, and occasionally during the rest of the year. Thunderstorms are common, mostly in the mornings and sometimes in the afternoons. Flashes of Lightning strike regularly in Port Charlotte as well as the entire state of Florida during the storms. Tropical cyclones of various degrees of intensity regularly patrol the seas in the storm season and occasionally make landfills. Torrential rains and strong wind speeds exceeding 100mph (160.9km/h) accompany the storms and bring destruction with them.

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Port Charlotte, Florida, is another pleasant winter month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 54.7°F (12.6°C) and an average high of 70.5°F (21.4°C). The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 70.5°F (21.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 54.7°F (12.6°C). Weather in January »

Weather in February

February, the last month of the winter in Port Charlotte, is a warm month, with an average temperature varying between 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C). In February, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in January - a warm 74.1°F (23.4°C). Weather in February »

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is still a warm month in Port Charlotte, Florida, with an average temperature varying between 77°F (25°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C). In Port Charlotte, the average high-temperature in March is almost the same as in February - a still warm 77°F (25°C). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April, like March, in Port Charlotte, Florida, is another warm spring month, with an average temperature varying between 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 67.1°F (19.5°C). In April, the average high-temperature marginally rises from 77°F (25°C) in March to a still warm 82.9°F (28.3°C). Weather in April »

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a tropical month in Port Charlotte, Florida, with temperature in the range of an average high of 86.5°F (30.3°C) and an average low of 71.2°F (21.8°C). In May, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in April - a tropical 86.5°F (30.3°C). Weather in May »

Weather in June

The first month of the summer, June, is still a tropical month in Port Charlotte, Florida, with an average temperature fluctuating between 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 88.9°F (31.6°C). In Port Charlotte, Florida, the average high-temperature in June is almost the same as in May - a still tropical 88.9°F (31.6°C). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July, the same as June, in Port Charlotte, Florida, is another tropical summer month, with an average temperature varying between 89.6°F (32°C) and 77.5°F (25.3°C). In July, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in June - a still hot 89.6°F (32°C). Weather in July »

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another hot month in Port Charlotte, Florida, with an average temperature fluctuating between 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 90.1°F (32.3°C). The warmest month is August, with an average high-temperature of 90.1°F (32.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 78.3°F (25.7°C). The average heat index in August is evaluated at a scorching 111.2°F (44°C). Weather in August »

Weather in September

September, the first month of the autumn in Port Charlotte, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 75.6°F (24.2°C) and an average high of 88.3°F (31.3°C). In Port Charlotte, the average high-temperature in September is relatively the same as in August - a still hot 88.3°F (31.3°C). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October, the same as September, is a moderately hot autumn month in Port Charlotte, Florida, with an average temperature fluctuating between 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 70.3°F (21.3°C). In October, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in September - a moderately hot 84.4°F (29.1°C). Weather in October »

Weather in November

The last month of the autumn, November, is another warm month in Port Charlotte, Florida, with temperature in the range of an average low of 63.1°F (17.3°C) and an average high of 77.9°F (25.5°C). In Port Charlotte, the average high-temperature in November slightly decreases from a moderately hot 84.4°F (29.1°C) in October to a still warm 77.9°F (25.5°C). Weather in November »

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Port Charlotte, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 74.3°F (23.5°C) and 59.7°F (15.4°C). In December, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still moderately hot 74.3°F (23.5°C). Weather in December »
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Port Charlotte?

With an average high-temperature of 70.5°F (21.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 54.7°F (12.6°C), January is the coldest month in Port Charlotte.

How much does it rain in Port Charlotte?

Throughout the year, in Port Charlotte, there are 176 rainfall days, and 26.26" (667mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the lowest UV index in Port Charlotte?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Port Charlotte, Florida.

What is the driest month in Port Charlotte?

The month with the least rainfall in Port Charlotte is February, when the rain falls for 7.1 days and typically collects 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation.

What is the least humid month in Port Charlotte?

March is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 70%.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Port Charlotte?

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am, and the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Port Charlotte?

May and July, with an average of 10.8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Port Charlotte.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Port Charlotte?

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index.

When are the longest days in Port Charlotte?

With an average of 13h and 49min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year in Port Charlotte, Florida.

What is the warmest month in Port Charlotte?

August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 90.1°F (32.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 78.3°F (25.7°C).

What is the rainiest month in Port Charlotte?

The month with the most rainfall is August, when the rain falls for 25.6 days and typically aggregates up to 5.04" (128mm) of precipitation.

What is the most humid month in Port Charlotte?

The most humid month is September, with an average relative humidity of 78%.

What is the month with the shortest days in Port Charlotte?

December has the shortest days of the year in Port Charlotte, Florida, with an average of 10h and 29min of daylight.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Port Charlotte?

With an average of 6.5h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

Average temperature
Port Charlotte, FL

Average temperature - Port Charlotte, FL

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (90.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (70.5°F).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (78.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (54.7°F).

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Average pressure
Port Charlotte, FL

Average pressure - Port Charlotte, FL

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed
Port Charlotte, FL

Average wind speed - Port Charlotte, FL

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and March (7.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (5.4mph).

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Average humidity
Port Charlotte, FL

Average humidity - Port Charlotte, FL

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (70%).

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Average rainfall
Port Charlotte, FL

Average rainfall - Port Charlotte, FL

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (5.04").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (0.63").

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Average rainfall days
Port Charlotte, FL

Average rainfall days - Port Charlotte, FL

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (25.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.1 days).

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Average daylight / Average sunshine
Port Charlotte, FL

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Port Charlotte, FL

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 49min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 29min).

The months with the most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days
Port Charlotte, FL

Average sunshine days - Port Charlotte, FL

The month with the most sunshine days is January (22 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (3.8 days).

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Average UV index
Port Charlotte, FL

Average UV index - Port Charlotte, FL

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 5).

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Average visibility
Port Charlotte, FL

Average visibility - Port Charlotte, FL

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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