Florida Rainfall Averages in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during December at dozens of cities in Florida.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to separate tables for each region: South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Central Florida, North Florida and the Florida Panhandle.

South Florida

South Florida weather records include the counties of Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, St Lucie and Sarasota.

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Arcadia 1.8 46
6 Avon Park 2.1 53
6 Big Cypress National Preserve 1.6 41
6 Bradenton 2.3 57
11 Destin 4.7 120
6 Dry Tortugas 2.4 60
7 Everglades Park, Royal Palm 1.9 48
10 Ft. Lauderdale 2.7 68
5 Ft. Myers 1.9 48
8 Ft. Pierce 2.4 61
8 Hialeah 2.8 71
8 Hollywood 2.5 62
7 Islamorada 1.2 31
10 Jensen Beach 3.2 82
6 Key West 2.2 55
5 Marco Island 1.7 43
8 MiamiĀ  2.4 62
6 Miami Beach 2.3 57
8 Naples 2.2 55
7 Palm Beach Gardens 3.8 96
9 Pompano Beach 2.5 62
9 Punta Gorda 2.0 51
6 Tavernier (Key Largo) 2.1 54
6 Venice 2.3 59
9 Vero Beach 2.5 65
9 West Palm Beach 3.5 88

Central Florida

Climate records for the central Florida region include cities in the counties of Brevard, Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas, Polk and Volusia.

Total average rainfall for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Bartow 2.2 55
7 Clearwater 2.7 70
8 Daytona Beach 2.3 59
7 Kissimmee 2.2 55
7 Lakeland 2.6 66
9 Melbourne 2.7 69
8 Orlando 2.3 58
10 Palm Coast 2.9 74
8 Plant City 2.5 65
8 Sarasota 2.3 59
6 St. Petersburg 2.4 61
6 Tampa 2.6 65

North Florida

North Florida rainfall amounts are for weather stations in the counties of Alachua, Baker, Columbia, Duval, Hamilton, Madison, Marion, St Johns and Suwannee.

Average amount of rain in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Fernandina Beach 3.1 79
7 Gainesville 2.9 73
6 Glen St. Mary 2.6 67
8 Jacksonville 2.5 62
9 Jacksonville Beach 3.0 75
7 Jasper 3.4 86
10 Lake City 2.9 74
5 Live Oak 2.5 65
7 Madison 3.5 88
7 Ocala 2.7 68
8 St. Augustine 3.0 76

Florida Panhandle

Florida Panhandle weather data come from the counties of Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Jefferson, Leon, Okaloosa and Walton.

Rainy weather averages during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Apalachicola 3.6 91
10 Crestview 4.9 125
9 DeFuniak Springs 5.5 138
8 Monticello 3.7 93
11 Niceville 5.7 144
8 Panama City 4.3 109
10 Pensacola 5.4 137
8 Tallahassee 4.2 108
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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