About the South Florida, FL Area

South Florida

Serving the Tri-County Region of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade


The climate of South Florida, due to its situation just above the Tropic of Cancer, is subtropical. During most of the year, there is substantial warmth and humidity, due to the common rainfall in the area. However, winter is much drier, and is prone to cold snaps that could bring the temperature as low as the 20’s F. In the wintertime, weather is generally around 75° F and nights are around 57° F. The water temperature at this time is about 70° F. Spring sees higher humidity and some more rain, with temperatures around 80° F and night time lows in the 60’s, with water temperatures of 75°. Summer is the most humid time of year due to frequent rainstorms, and sees temperatures around 90° F, with water temperatures of 85° F and night time lows of 80° F. Fall has slightly less humidity, with water temperatures of around 80°F, and similar weather to springtime, though nights tend to be warmer, in the70’s F. 

Florida Gold Coast is a region along the Atlantic coast of southern Florida in the United States of America. It consists of Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. Miami is undergoing a massive building boom and its' skyline currently ranks third in the U.S. behind New York City and Chicago. The Miami area has over 80 high rise towers under construction, such as the Biscayne Wall in Downtown Miami, and a row of skyscrapers being built along the west side of Biscayne Boulevard. Miami currently has the five tallest skyscrapers in the state of Florida with the tallest being the Four Seasons Hotel & Tower.

Boca Raton is a city on the east coast of Florida between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The name is Spanish for "Mouse Mouth" (although the Chamber of Commerce tries to give less plausible alternative explanations of the meaning), which presumably comes from the shape of an inlet when the town was founded. 

Boca, as it's known by locals, started growing in earnest in the 1920s, with the help of fanciful nouveau-riche architect Addison Mizner, who also helped design Palm Beach, 30 some miles north. Much of downtown was (and is being) built in “Addison Mizner-style" architecture, using distinctive bright orange and more subdued pinks in its Old Spanish theme with a touch of Venice. 

Boca's long history of catering to the well-to-do has given it a snobbish reputation, but looking deeper one can find many terrific features that can be enjoyed on any budget. The city is very safe and enjoys a much higher standard of living than many of its neighbors, giving it a well-manicured appearance with many amenities. Moreover, visitors can appreciate the limited nightlife and great beaches any time of year as the city consistently enjoys comfortable weather.

The climate in Delray Beach is subtropical, with some discernible seasons, although not in the temperate climate sense. Delray Beach does experience cold fronts from November through March, however most of the year is warm and humid and the mean temperature for any month is never below 64° F. The brief, mild "winters" (December to early March) are noticeably cooler than the more humid summers. High temperatures during "winter" typically range from 65°F to 82°F, although during cold spells high temperatures can remain in the 50s°F.

The six months of summer (May through October) are hot and humid although easterly winds off the Atlantic and afternoon thunderstorms from the interior tend to temper the heat on a day to day basis during this period. Daily high temperatures consistently range between 86°F to 92°F between early June and late September. The heat index or humidex consistently measures between 90°F to102°F during this period. Low temperatures average between 72°F to 81°F during this period. 

The transitional months, November, March and April, are typically dry and warm with temperatures ranging from 55°F to 85°F, although there can be short periods of quite cool weather in March and late November. Hurricane season is officially from June 1 through November 30, with the peak months being August, September and October. 


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