An idea of what Ocala Florida’s weather is like from month to month

Updated Ocala weather update

Since I wrote about the crazy rains we have been experiencing I’ve had some other thoughts. When I was looking to move to Florida 5 years ago I came to Ocala because it had never suffered a direct hit from a hurricane.

In the dry season Florida is prone to wild fires. Although wildfires can happen any where, the worst of them seem to happen either south or east of Marion county. I find this odd seeing so much of the eastern part of Marion county is the Ocala national forest .

Now that much of the eastern part of central Florida is experiencing historic flooding, the Ocala area seems to be once again getting off easy.

There are no guarantees in life, but as far as weather related problems go,  the Ocala area seems to be one of the safest parts of Florida.

Ocala weather update

We are having the weirdest weather here in Ocala. It has been raining for almost a week. The weather report claims we had about 7 inches and I believe it. I had to empty my swimming pool twice this week!

What’s so odd about rain in the spring you might ask? It’s supposed to be the dry season, which begins in October and doesn’t end until the first of June. Ocala has had as much rain this week as a tropical storm would deliver. Areas east of Marion County towards Daytona have had it even worse with severe flooding.

The funny thing is that until this rain we had no precipitation at all for about a month. It was a drought and everyone was worried about forest fires. There are basically 2 types of rain events in Florida. The afternoon thunderstorms caused by winds off the Atlantic colliding with winds from the Gulf, which only last an hour or two, and tropical storms. Weather like this is very odd.

Ocala weather May 09

Flowering Date Palm

Flowering Date Palm

May in Ocala is a time of transition. The dry air of the spring and winter is leaving and the humidity of the summer is just around the corner. The temperatures are in the high 80’s to even the low 90’s. There is some but not a lot on humidity in the air. The night time temps are in the mid 60’s to low 70’s. The late afternoons and evenings require some air conditioning. If you do your own yard work it’s best to get outdoor projects over by the end of the month. May is also the end of the dry seaon. The dry season starts in October and ends in May.

Ocala weather April 09

The weather is Ocala is just fantastic in the month of April. The highs are in the low to mid 80’s and the lows are in the 50 to 60 range. The air is still dry with no humidity. This is my favorite time of year here in Ocala. The grass is getting green, shrubs are flowering and it’s as warm as mid summer in other parts of the country except without the humidity. If you’d like to live in Ocala see my Free Ocala MLS Search

Ocala Florida weather March 09


Spring has sprung here in Ocala. March is the first month of spring in Ocala. All of a sudden the weather warms up to the high 70’s & low 80’s, the grass turns green & the azaleas bloom. Nights do get down to the 50’s but things warm up by 10 in the morning. The air is dry with no humidity. It’s my favorite time of year. No need for heat or the AC. It’s a great time to be outside.