Is sweater weather over in Central Florida?

Last cold front moves through region during last half of March

Sweater (file photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Throughout this past winter we have had our fair share of cold snaps, even experiencing our first widespread freeze in about four years. But as the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” And that is certainly true when it comes to Central Florida’s sweater-weather season.

As temperatures begin to gradually warm up, some might wonder if it is safe to officially put away the winter gear.

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It is about this time of the year that cold fronts stop moving through Central Florida. Our little corner of the country starts to transition from the dry season of the past several months to the wet season — the arrival of those routine afternoon sea breeze storms through late summer.

On average, the last cold front moves through our region over the final two weeks of March. Over the past several years, that has been the case.

Below is the breakdown of the average end dates to our “cold” and “cool” seasons.

Average end to Central Florida’s “COLD SEASON” (temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit):

  • Orlando: April 8
  • Daytona Beach: April 14
  • Melbourne: April 7
  • Sanford: April16

Average end to Central Florida’s “COOL SEASON’ (temperatures drop below 60 degrees Fahrenheit):

  • Orlando: May 6
  • Daytona Beach: May 17
  • Melbourne: May 8
  • Sanford: May 16

Before you pencil these days into your calendar, remember, these are the average dates.

In recent years, these seasons have seen abrupt endings as early as the start of March. The best piece of advice for cool weather lovers in Central Florida — enjoy the cold snaps while they are here.


About the Author:

Candace joined the News 6 team as the weekend morning meteorologist and reporter. She comes to Central Florida from Miami.