Fort Myers Water Temperature

Florida’s Gulf of Mexico coast is a prime vacation destination, and Fort Myers is one of the best choices for all ages. See the winter estates of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, play on exceptional public golf courses, or just relax on miles of white sandy beaches.

Fort Myers is a city close to gulf of mexico. August is the month with the highest water temperature at 86.5°F / 30.3°C.
The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 67.1°F / 19.5°C.
January is the driest at 0in / 0mm and June the wettest month with 4.2in / 105.9mm.
With an average air temperature of 81.7°F / 27.6°C, August is the warmest month in a year. January is the coldest with 63.5°F / 17.5°C average air temperature.
The Climate is described as mild temperate climate with hot summer. Best time to Visit would be in April, May, September, October, June, July, August.

Fort Myers Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 66.2 °F / 19 °C
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 86.5°F / 30.3°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 67.1°F / 19.5°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 81.7°F / 27.6°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 63.5°F / 17.5°C
Wettest Month: June with 4.2in / 105.9mm
Driest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity August with 79.5%
Lowest Humidity April with 65.3%
Best Time to Visit: April, May, September, October, June, July, August
Climate Classification mild temperate climate with hot summer

Fort Myers water temperature by month

gulf of mexico water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

69.8 67.8 66.4

February

68.4 67.1 66.6

March

71.4 69.6 68.2

April

76.3 73.8 71.4

May

81.3 78.8 76.1

June

84.9 83.5 81.5

July

86.4 85.5 84.6

August

86.9 86.5 86

September

86.2 85.5 84.4

October

84.4 82.2 79.2

November

79 76.1 73.4

December

73.2 71.2 69.4

gulf of mexico water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

21 19.9 19.1

February

20.2 19.5 19.2

March

21.9 20.9 20.1

April

24.6 23.2 21.9

May

27.4 26 24.5

June

29.4 28.6 27.5

July

30.2 29.7 29.2

August

30.5 30.3 30

September

30.1 29.7 29.1

October

29.1 27.9 26.2

November

26.1 24.5 23

December

22.9 21.8 20.8


The warmest water temperature are in August with around 86.5°F / 30.3°C. The coldest in February with an average water temperature of 67.1°F / 19.5°C.

Water temperatures in Fort Myers range from around 66F in February to 70F in March, and like the land temperature, rise fairly consistently throughout the year to highs of approximately 78.8F in August. Mid August to mid September has more rainfall which attracts mosquitoes, so come prepared. However, with much lower prices than in the winter high season there are also many benefits.

Fishing is always good and there are excursions available for marlin and other species. Fort Myers is not a big fixture on the surf calendar, though the best times for surfing are the fall months. However, world class sailing, sport fishing and wonderful local attractions more than make up for this.


Fort Myers weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 18
Broken clouds
69 °F
58°F
21 °C
14°C
1mph (2km/h)
northwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
75%
Jan. 19
Clear Sky
72 °F
50°F
22 °C
10°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
56%
Jan. 20
Broken clouds
70 °F
52°F
21 °C
11°C
2mph (3km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
56%
Jan. 21
Overcast clouds
73 °F
53°F
23 °C
12°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
48%
Jan. 22
Overcast clouds
74 °F
56°F
24 °C
14°C
1mph (2km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
63%
Jan. 23
Broken clouds
74 °F
59°F
23 °C
15°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
78%
Jan. 24
Broken clouds
76 °F
57°F
24 °C
14°C
3mph (4km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
78%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 25
Scattered clouds
79 °F
60°F
26 °C
16°C
3mph (5km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
79%
Jan. 26
Scattered clouds
80 °F
64°F
26 °C
18°C
3mph (5km/h)
south-southwest
0in (1mm)
20 %
84%
Jan. 27
Scattered clouds
78 °F
64°F
26 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
20 %
86%
Jan. 28
Few clouds
79 °F
64°F
26 °C
18°C
1mph (2km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
68%
Jan. 29
Few clouds
63 °F
61°F
17 °C
16°C
2mph (3km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
67%
Jan. 30
Few clouds
69 °F
61°F
21 °C
16°C
2mph (4km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
61%
Jan. 31
Broken clouds
79 °F
58°F
26 °C
15°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
64%
Feb. 01
Scattered clouds
63 °F
47°F
17 °C
9°C
4mph (7km/h)
north-northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
44%
Feb. 02
Clear Sky
65 °F
44°F
19 °C
7°C
3mph (4km/h)
north-northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
41%

Fort Myers weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

75.7 63.5 53.2 0 0 68.9%

February

78.6 66.2 54.5 0 0 69.7%

March

80.4 69.3 58.1 0 0 65.7%

April

84.9 73.8 64 0 0 65.3%

May

88.5 78.3 68.2 0.4 0 65.8%

June

88.3 80.8 73.8 4.2 13 76.2%

July

88.7 81.3 75.6 4 17 78.8%

August

89.2 81.7 76.5 3.8 18 79.5%

September

88 80.2 74.3 4.1 12 79.5%

October

85.8 76.8 66.9 0.2 0 72.1%

November

82 70.7 59 0 0 68.3%

December

77.7 67.3 57.9 0.1 0 71.8%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

24.3 17.5 11.8 0 0 68.9%

February

25.9 19 12.5 0 0 69.7%

March

26.9 20.7 14.5 0 0 65.7%

April

29.4 23.2 17.8 0 0 65.3%

May

31.4 25.7 20.1 9.2 0 65.8%

June

31.3 27.1 23.2 105.9 13 76.2%

July

31.5 27.4 24.2 101.2 17 78.8%

August

31.8 27.6 24.7 96 18 79.5%

September

31.1 26.8 23.5 103 12 79.5%

October

29.9 24.9 19.4 4.2 0 72.1%

November

27.8 21.5 15 0 0 68.3%

December

25.4 19.6 14.4 3.1 0 71.8%
The hottest avg. temperature is around 81.7°F / 27.6°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 63.5°F / 17.5°C average temperature. January is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and June with the maximum precipitation in a year with 4.2in / 105.9mm.

The best time to Visit Fort Myers

Fort Myers has a tropical to sub tropical climate with short warm winters that enjoy temperatures of around 70F in February, and long hot summers which see average daily temperatures of 84.7F in August. December to March is the most popular time to visit, and also the most expensive as visitors flock from colder areas of the US to enjoy the Fort Myers sunshine.

Summers are humid and the highest rainfall months are July and August but precipitation, generally in the form of late afternoon showers, passes quickly and has a cooling effect. A breeze from the Gulf keeps things pleasant and swimming and scuba diving, plus various water sports like kayaking and wind surfing are popular. Fort Myers is easy to reach from all parts of the US and further afield thanks to excellent air, rail and road links.

Activities around Fort Myers

Visit Fort Myers in January and February for the rare and exciting sight of manatees as they herd in water heated by the nearby Florida Power and Light Plant. The best vantage point is Manatee Park at 10901 State Road 80.

Catch the Boston Red Sox who do their spring training in Fort Myers, or explore Sanibel Island where the JN Darling Wildlife Refuge is over 6000 acres of wetlands, mangrove swamps and other natural habitats. Fort Myers beaches are open from 8 a.m. till sunset and with 365 days of sunshine every year, there’s never a dull moment.

Activities & POI in Fort Myers

Type of Activity List
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Paradise Marina, City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin, Legacy Harbour Marina, Caloosa Yacht & Racquet Club Marina
Attraction Six Mile Cypress Slough, The Florida Native Butterfly Society, The Butterfly Estates
Golf Course Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club, Fort Myers Country Club, Whiskey Creek Country Club, Hunters Run Executive Golf Course, El Rio Golf Club, Six Lakes Country Club, Eastwood Golf Course, Colonial Country Club

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