Vero Beach Weather
You can lay in the sun on 33 miles of beaches at least 300 days
True, it rains at least a little 115 days of the year, but most of the county's
average annual rainfall of 50.2 inches falls on sultry, mostly sunny summer afternoons--just
in time to cool the air and freshen the spirits. A balmy 73 degrees Fahrenheit
is the average year-round temperature. In January, the temperature averages 62
degrees, in August 81.5 degrees.
For more specific information regarding weather, wind, rain as it applies to
each month go to the following site.
Another nice thing about the climate here is that it does cool off
at night as compared to the more Southern parts of Florida. In Melbourne
for example, we see a 20 degree drop day to night whereas in the
Keys it averages 10 degrees.
All in all the weather here is great.
To see average January temperatures across the United States go
Indian River County Average Temperature High Low
January: 72 49
July: 90 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ........................... 53
Average Annual Rain Days ........................... 127
Vero Beach Weather Averages
Avg. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 72° 74° 77° 81° 85° 88° 90° 90° 88° 84° 78° 74°
Low 50° 51° 56° 61° 66° 70° 72° 72° 71° 66° 60° 54°
More about Hurricanes:
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. Florida tourism generates
about $57 billion annually and employs 912,700.
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.
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
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 beaches are the most
prone to damage.
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
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 sunny out.
We spend over half our lives indoors…so when you do go outside,
wouldn’t it be nice if it was warm and sunny?