Port St Lucie-Stuart
Mild, sub-tropical climate and mild breezes make sports and recreational opportunities accessible, year round.
Winter, spring and fall are filled with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70’s and 80’s.
- The hottest month is August, with an average high of 89.8° F and an average low of 74° F. In January the average high temperature is 74° F and the average low is 54° F.
- Normal annual precipitation is 53 plus inches, with the largest monthly totals accumulating from July through September.
Temperature Annual high average
- Month Air
- January 74
- February 74
- March 77
- April 80
- May 85
- June 88
- July 89
- August 90
- September 88
- October 84
- November 79
- December 75
Water temperatures go from 66 in January
to 81 in July and August.
Other Weather Indicators
- Average Wind Speed 8.55
- Avg. Relative Humidity 70.
- To see stats by the month, go to
*Although it looks like we have lots of cloudy days, the sun is out almost year round and the clouds are partial-not like in the Northwest (where I’m from) and it will stay overcast and dark for weeks on end.
*Although we do get rain here-it is a tropical rain and comes and goes quickly and acts as a refresher to the hot days..
To see average January temperatures across
the United States go to http://www.mapsofworld.com/usa/thematic-maps/usa-temprature-january.html
Compare where you live or want to live in Florida. For more specific info, look at the area you are interested in and go to the weather page.
So what about Hurricanes, the rainy season and humidity?
We are a tropical climate, so our rainy season comes in the summer. Generally it will rain hard for a half hour then subside. It does get humid then. Although not as bad as you’d think. Our water breezes really help cool us off.
Despite four devastating hurricanes in 2004, the number of Florida visitors rose 7% to an all-time high of 79.8 million last year and is on target to hit 80 million this year.
To think on:
If you live on the coast you stand the greatest chance of having one affect you. Some areas of Florida have gone fifty years plus without one but you never know.
As a resident having lived in the Keys and now in central Florida I’ve been through them.
In my opinion, the best thing you can do is buy a home that was built after Andrew-August 92 that was built to stricter building codes. Have window protection and a backup generator and make sure your insurance is up to date. If they ask you to leave, do it!
Realize-If you live in an older home that was not built up to the stricter building codes (After Hurricane Andrew-August 1992) or you live in a mobile home you stand the best chance of having major structural damage.
Living on the beach in a mobile home
is asking for it. Although, you may never have a problem, you’re
still definitely taking your chances. Barrier islands and open-water
Ocean or Gulf front are the most prone to damage.
Having lived in California, I prefer the threat of a hurricane however as opposed to an earthquake. At least you have a warning.
- For current information about hurricanes go to http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- For 2005 climate info by areas go to http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/climate_center/LCD/2005LCD.html
- For current weather forecasts by cities go to http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/fl/fl.html
*Living in a waterfront home typically
means that you will pay a higher Insurance premium. The insurance
is higher due to flood and wind concerns.
Part of this is also because the pricing on these homes is higher so there is more value to insure against.
Having said all this, I can’t imagine
living elsewhere. It is really great to wake up and it’s
We spend over half our lives indoors…so when you do go outside, wouldn’t it be nice if it was warm and sunny?