The Onset of the Wet and Dry Seasons in East Central Florida,
A Subtropical Wet-Dry Climate?
Randy Lascody, NWS Melbourne
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Start of the Wet Season*
Orlando May 27
Daytona Beach May 29
Melbourne May 28
Vero Beach May 26
Stuart May 23
Start of the Dry Season*
Orlando Oct. 15
Daytona Beach Oct. 15
Melbourne Oct. 17
Vero Beach Oct. 17
Stuart Oct. 24

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Start of the Cooler Season*
(First Temperature Below 60 Degrees)
Orlando October 19
Daytona Beach October 16
Melbourne October 22
Vero Beach October 21
Stuart October 26
Start of the Colder Season*
(First Temperature Below 50 Degrees)
Orlando November 5
Daytona Beach November 4
Melbourne November 9
Vero Beach November 14
Stuart November 25

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Period of Record Used for Study
Orlando 1949-present
Daytona Beach 1935-present
Melbourne 1950-present
Vero Beach 1950-present
Stuart 1950-present

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* Start of Season is the MEDIAN date (half of the years earlier and half of the years later)

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