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5 Things to Know About the Weather in Destin Florida

When planning a trip to Destin, one question many visitors have is, “What’s the weather going to be like?” Average temperatures in Destin vary throughout the year. We know it can be confusing since weather is always changing, but we want to help you prepare as best you can! Here are the top 5 things to know about the weather in Destin Florida.

Rain in Destin Florida

1. Rain is Typically Heaviest in July and August

While summer is the most popular season to visit, it’s also when the most rainfall happens! Rain is typically heaviest between June and September, with the most rain in the months of July and August. Fear not though, if you have ever experienced rain in Florida, you know that it typically comes in small bursts lasting five to ten minutes and then it’s back to sunshine and blue skies!

2. Overall Average High of 75 Degrees

Many people assume that Destin is hot and sunny all year round, but that’s not the case. The annual average high temperature is 75 degrees. Excluding a few hot weeks during the summer, temperatures feel great throughout the year. You can expect mild winters and hot summers. If you’re looking for the best time of year to have fun on the beach and in the water, visit during the spring or summer when average highs are in the 70s and 80s. For cooler weather with less humidity, visit during late fall and winter when average highs are in the 60s.

3. Hottest Months are August, July, and June

The hottest months of the year are August, July, and June. Average temperatures in August are in the high 80s. Temperatures rarely drop below high 70s. Humidity during these months makes it feel even hotter, but that just means it’s the perfect weather to cool off in the emerald water of the Gulf!

4. October has the Least Humidity

If you don’t want to be out and about in the humidity, the best time of year to visit is October. While it can still get quite humid throughout the month, the average low for relative humidity is about 55%. Since October is typically considered the “shoulder season” there will be less crowds out and about and shorter wait times at restaurants! October is also a great time to go fishing, as the Destin Fishing Rodeo takes place throughout the month of October. Grab your poles and get ready for a peaceful day of fishing in Destin.

5. Destin Weather Averages Month-by-Month

Weather in Destin Florida varies throughout the year, so we’ve made a list of the Destin weather averages in the area for each month in the previous year to give you a better idea of what you can expect:



snowmen made out of sandAverage Low: 47 degrees

Average High: 63 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 54% | Average high – 87%)



Average Low: 57 degrees

Average High: 66 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 69% | Average high – 94%)



Average Low: 54 degrees

Average High: 67 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 53% | Average high – 87%)



Stunning photo of the Henderson Park Inn on the beach in Destin FL.Average Low: 61 degrees

Average High: 74 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 57% | Average high – 90%)



Average Low: 72 degrees

Average High: 85 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 55% | Average high – 88%)



Average Low: 76 degrees

Average High: 87 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 62% | Average high – 91% )



Red and orange fireworks in the sky.Average Low: 77 degrees

Average High: 89 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 61% | Average high – 91%)



Average Low: 76 degrees

Average High: 87 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 60% | Average high – 91%)



Average Low: 77 degrees

Average High: 88 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 64% | Average high – 92%)



fishing poles and peir Destin Florida beach picturesAverage Low: 69 degrees

Average High: 82 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 55% | Average high – 89%)



Average Low: 53 degrees

Average High: 67 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 62% | Average high – 91%)



Average Low: 51 degrees

Average High: 62 degrees

Relative Humidity: (Average low – 66% | Average high – 92%)


Now that you have a better idea of what the weather in Destin Florida is like year round, it’s time to start planning your visit! Browse our Destin hotel rooms and book your stay today.