Weather

Location
St. Petersburg, FL
Undergrads
2,064
Tuition
$35,926
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Senior

Weather: Its usually sunny and warm. One of the only good things about the school, lots of people come only for the weather.

4 College Senior

Weather: Pretty typical sunny weather you can expect from Florida, although it can get pretty cool in the winter months so you do need some warm clothing.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: there are afternoon showers during August and September. And when it is cold it feels like there is nothing to do.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Its almost always sunny and warm. When it does rain, it rains hard but only for a short time.

5 College Senior

Weather: I don't think it gets much better than this if sunshine and warm weather is what you are into...I am from New England and I miss the seasons but for now it does not really get to me. I love that being outside is almost always an option--even if I spend a lot of my time in the library. Also, the weather is always a good motivator to get work done!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 74th
    Hottest Summers
  • 483rd
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elise Luce
Hometown
Los Alamos, N.M./Decatur, Ga.
Major
Environmental Studies
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The weather in St. Pete is so nice that most of the time the biggest problem is being productive and getting your homework done when all you want to do is enjoy the beautiful day at the beach. Since St. Petersburg is a peninsula, it has the perfect moderate climate. The surrounding water insulates it in the winter and even though temperatures cool off, it is still warm compared to the majority of the U.S. during this time. In the summer, the breeze off the ocean and bays provide relief, but there’s still plenty of sun.

One thing about the weather that holds true is the crazy rain. Rain in Florida is unpredictable—it will rain cats and dogs for 20 minutes every day for a week (but the sun will return in a half-hour). Sometimes the “rainy season” is a bit of a nuisance, but it never lasts long and is great for puddle jumping. Hurricanes or tropical storms can happen, but Eckerd has not been directly hit in more than 70 years. However, the College will evacuate if there’s even the slightest chance the school will be in the path of a storm.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 80 °F
Spring - Low: 65 °F
Summer - High: 90 °F
Summer - Low: 76 °F
Fall - High: 83 °F
Fall - Low: 70 °F
Winter - High: 70 °F
Winter - Low: 55 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 2.67 in./month
Summer: 7.02 in./month
Fall: 4.09 in./month
Winter: 2.74 in./month
What to Pack
  • Plenty of summer clothes!
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
Did You Know?
St. Pete is a popular snow bird (retired folks) haven due to its fantastic year-round weather.

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