2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Tampa, FL


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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

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October 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Florida
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-7Scattered t-storms, warm
Oct 8-13Sunny, cool
Oct 14-20T-storms, then sunny, cool
Oct 21-31T-storms, then sunny, cool
Octobertemperature 75° (avg.)
precipitation 3" (1" below avg.)

November 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Florida
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-6Showers, then sunny, cool
Nov 7-10Sunny, warm
Nov 11-20Isolated showers, warm
Nov 21-25T-storms, then sunny, cool
Nov 26-30Showers, cool
Novembertemperature 72° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 0.5" (2" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2018 to October 2019

Winter will be milder and drier than normal, with the coldest temperatures in early and mid-December and early and mid-February. April and May will be a bit hotter and rainier than normal. Summer will be slightly cooler as well as rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-June, mid-July, and mid- to late August. Watch for tropical storm threats in mid- to late June, early to mid- and mid- to late September, and early October. Overall, September and October will be warmer and drier than normal.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 5

About the Florida Region

The Florida long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: FLORIDA (Hialeah, Jacksonville, Miami, Saint Petersburg, Tampa).

Florida Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Florida long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2018 to October 2019

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2018 to October 2019 for Tampa, FL

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It is hotter!

I have lived in Tampa for 60+ years and the last few years have been much hotter than normal. Global warming has definitely influenced our weather. The cold fronts don't make it here as often. I can recall years ago we cooled off after October and it didn't jump back into the 90's until July. We've had 90's in December in recent years. I really do wish the cooler weather would return a bit earlier in the fall & winter months. But then again I'm not scrapping ice off my windshield in January.


I’m a Florida Native, and I know a rareity. I was born in Key West, but spent the majority of my life on the Homosassa River. I now reside in Safety Harbor. Yes, the summers are long and brutal, however I suspect folks from up north feel the same way about the winter. Come October I’m ready for the heat to be gone and long for some cool air. There has been times at Halloween where the weather has been cool and other times hot!!! Makes for costume a challenge because one year my son was a tiger and he was sweating to death in the costume. Florida does offer a diverse landscape though. I know from living on the river with the beautiful springs and swimming with manatees, which I miss immensely. To our never ending coastline.

This has to be the hottest

This has to be the hottest and most humid summer on record, especially in the northern part of the state where there now seems to be no difference from the southern part with heat/humidity/heat index. I live in north FL, only 1 1/2 hours from Georgia. It's never been like this for so long before here. When I lived in South FL I would expect this a lot more, but this isn't how it should be in north FL. Global warming has really gotten us now. Other states get to have seasons. In other states the long hot summer is over. But no such luck or hope here in Florida. I'm starting to think that Fall or Spring will no longer exist here at all, it's going to be constantly extremely hot regardless of the season except for maybe the winter months. Spring this year here was pleasant, I don't know why that doesn't seem to be possible again. It should be, weather patterns haven't gone completely haywire since this Spring. I don't know why this has happened but this has ruined all of Florida's charm for me and I think I'll probably move out of state, as painful as it would be to do so since I have a lot of family members in this state. This isn't the Florida I know, especially not the north Florida I know and I've been in north FL for 10 years (south FL for 15 years). But maybe this almanac is right and starting Oct 8 it will improve. Who knows.

Central Fl. cold fronts

I've been in the New Port Richey (25 miles N. of Tampa) area for 42 years. And for all that time, the weather has not changed a bit. From May to mid October it's in the mid 90's. Between Oct. 12th to the 17th, the 1st cold front reaches the area and drops the humidity way down and the temps go to the high 80's for a couple of days. Then it goes right back up to the 90's until Nov. when the 2nd cold front comes thru. From then on until may it's in the low 80's in the day and the 60's in the morning until May. 6 months it's hot as hell then 6 months it's great with an occasional frost and 60 degree days in Feb.

Heat and Humidity until the middle of October

I have lived in NE Florida most of my life. September is ALWAYS the hottest month. We really can't expect cool weather until Thanksgiving. Temps will be a little milder from mid Oct on, but nothing has changed for as long as I can remember.

fla fla florida

I am a florida native. Been here my whole life. I have worked in this heat for a living and while, yeah, it's friggin hot, we have this thing called water which we use to cool down in and drink. Never passed out in the 95 degree heat or the 98 and sometimes 99 degree heat, even as a kid. If you cant handle the heat get out of the state. I hear Texas has a dry heat, no humidity. We actually love it when it gets cold because its a break from our constant heat. So if you are from the north and complaining about the heat, why did you move here in the first place? and if your kids are gaining weight in the summer, try taking them to places that have water...like the beach, water parks or one of the many springs we have for summer fun, the water is 72 degrees year round. They offer tubing, snorkeling, canoeing and swimming. Dont blame the heat because you let your kids sit inside eating junk food in front of the tv or video game all summer long. So, yeah, florida, come visit for a spell and then GO HOME!!


I am a Florida native as well was born and raised here in Southwest Florida down in Cape Coral as well as both of my boys. I've always enjoyed the Summers and long for the Winter to get here by the end of it. I hated getting up and walking outside and feeling the rush of heat and humidity smack in the face like a Stockton slap, I'd much rather live in a state that has Seasons that's the thing that bothers me the most about Florida. No seasons. Our seasons are hot and rain hot in the rain with the occasional cool day here and there. I'm officially over Florida after 34 years I've despised it for the last 15. The people here are getting worse as the natives are moving away and the snowbirds are staying longer. So everybody has their own opinion on Florida you may love it why Others May hate it.

Florida weather

You contradict yourself! While you have been here for 42 years and state the heat doesn’t bother you....you can’t wait until it cools off. I moved here from Southern California 15 years ago. The heat isn’t so bad, it’s the humidity, and if you say it doesn’t bother you, I find that hard to believe! However, in saying this, how can anyone complain with all of the natural beauty Florida has to offer, the birds, the gorgeous tropical flowers, the retention ponds that are a vital part of the eco system...and the pristine beaches! The weather is pretty close to PERFECT from November thru I’d say May or June. You’re never going to find the PERFECT PLACE on this planet. I love it here, but am disenchanted at the lack of respect for the landscape as of late, dotted with mattresses, clothing, trash, etc. Too many people moving here that don’t respect the beauty that surrounds us.
So, all in all....what’s not to like...anywhere you go on this great earth of ours, there’s going to be an issue. look hard......the weather will improve as it always does. It’s all part of a cycle. Mother nature’s cycle.

Weather is changing everywhere

I am a native of Miami. I now live in Lake City (north central FL). My work has given me cause to live in Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville. I can say with certainty that the climate here is getting warmer. As I write this in mid October 2018 the outside temperature is 92° unheard of for north central FL in mid Oct. Typically it is in the low to mid 80’s this time of year. Each year it gets a little warmer. There is a message in here somewhere.

Florida heat

I agree! Why live here if you can’t stand the heat? My only complaint is the outrageous electric bills!