The blazing summer sun is the most prominent feature of July weather in southwest Florida. Daily doses of liquid sunshine provide a refreshing break, but usually take up just a small part of the late afternoon or evening. With the sun setting late, there is plenty of time to enjoy the sand and surf, and explore the rich surroundings that have made this resort area famous.
The average July temperature range in Fort Myers Beach is 75ºF (low) to 92ºF (high). This midsummer month is in the middle of the rainy season, with an average rainfall of 9.04 inches. Average wind speed is 6.6 mph, making July the least windy month of the year. Gulf water (sea surface) temperature is at its yearly peak of about 87ºF.
From morning until well after dark, the city really knows how to celebrate. The fun begins at 10 am with a big parade up Estero Blvd. About 15 minutes after sunset, the sky lights up by the fishing pier as lots of fireworks thrill onlookers during what is one of southwest Florida’s best and brightest shows.
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This island community puts on one heck of a parade in the morning. Marching bands, horn-blaring vehicles, decked out floats and civic groups on foot tossing candies and small souvenirs to the crowds of parade watchers along Periwinkle Way make this a real charming celebration. The fireworks show begins at dusk at the north end of Bailey Road.
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The visitor has a full palate of engaging activities to do and sights to see. Those who love to get wet will find the water temperature to be comfortably warm. Swimming, jet skiing, snorkeling or just letting the waves whisk you ashore on a body board is lots of fun. There is plenty of daylight to enjoy a game of tennis or a round of golf. With afternoon temperatures well into the 90s and a greater chance of thunderstorms at that time, it might be best to get an early start and finish up at lunchtime. The same holds true for fans of hiking, biking, running and other recreational options that tend to tax your endurance. Fishing from any of the area’s piers or out on the water is some of the best in the southern U.S. Anglers have the option to go big and take a charter far out into the Gulf of Mexico, or rent a kayak or canoe and go after a smaller catch.
Having a sufficient amount of protective sun gear cannot be stressed enough. Be sure to take along a water bottle or two on trips to the beach, park and anywhere else where you would be spending considerable time outdoors. Having a plastic rain poncho for an inevitable encounter with a sudden rain storm is wise, too. And since July is the one month that just about every school is on summer vacation break, try to book accommodations and make arrangements for special activities (dinner cruises, eco tours, theatrical performances, concerts, etc.) as far in advance as possible to avoid a last minute disappointment.
Interested in visting Fort Myers Beach in August? See our August Fort Myers Beach weather report and our list of Fort Myers Beach activities and events in August
|When traveling to the Fort Myers area consider staying in a private vacation rental. They are usually much more spacious than a hotel room and a fraction of the cost.
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