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Florida has the sunniest winter climate in the eastern United States, and the highest average January temperatures in the nation. Surrounded by warm water, peninsula Florida rarely gets cold, even in winter, and the sun is almost always shining.
South Florida is subtropical and balmy year-round. Daytime highs are in the mid 70’s even in the coolest months of December, January and February. Central Florida is not far behind, average high temperatures for the same three months are between 72 and 74° F. However the nights do get cooler in Central Florida, temps drop into the 50’s and occasionally lower. There have been many memorable Christmas
weeks here in north Florida when the temperature has been in the 80’s and we have been outside, cleaning windows and working in the yard in shorts and a t-shirt.
When Floridians do complain about the winter weather, they complain about the strange way you have to dress. When you leave home in the morning, the temperature can be cool and crisp, tempting you to wear sweaters and a coat, but by lunchtime its 80 degrees and you realize why everyone was encouraging you to ‘dress in layers.’
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