Moving to FL? Learn About the Weather in Bradenton!

Moving to Bradenton, Fl? If so, lucky you! It’s a wonderful mid-sized city on the Gulf Coast and a great place to live, work and enjoy life to the fullest! Being on the Gulf Coast in Florida means never having to shovel snow, but many people moving here still want to know what the weather is like at different times of the year. 

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If that’s you, this article is the ticket! We’ll be taking a close look at Bradenton’s weather throughout the year and, more importantly, the possibility of severe weather and natural disasters. So grab your fave beverage, put on your reading glasses, and let’s take a look at the weather in Bradenton, Florida. The Friendly City!

Is the Weather in Bradenton Always the Same?

Let’s start with the biggest myth: FL weather is always hot. The weather in lovely Bradenton does change during what we would call Autumn and Winter in other parts of the country, but the change is so small that it isn’t a ‘change of season’ per se

For example, the average temperatures during December, January, and February are in the low 70s during the day and around 53 degrees (on average) at night. That’s cool, no doubt, but for folks from, say, New York, Green Bay, or Chicago, it’s positively balmy! You can enjoy palm trees throughout the year in Bradenton and go to the beach in the ‘winter’.

Does Bradenton Have a ‘Hurricane Season’?

Yes, it does, like much of the Florida coast. Bradenton is in an area of Florida that is prone to the Atlantic hurricane season, which starts on June 1 and runs through until the end of November. Hurricanes, for the uninitiated, are large tropical storms that develop over the ocean and, occasionally, come ashore in Florida.

The worst time of the year for a hurricane, even though the season starts in June, is in September. That’s when the most hurricanes form either in the Caribbean sea of the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, being on the west coast of Florida means Caribbean hurricanes rarely affect Bradenton, but Gulf coast hurricanes certainly do from time to time.

Many folks who live in Bradenton rent self-storage units to store their things in the event of a hurricane, where they are typically safer. Others who own vacation homes in Bradenton do the same, putting their things into a self-storage unit when they leave so that, if a hurricane strikes, they won’t get damaged.

Sunset weather in Bradenton Beach

What’s the Summer Weather in Bradenton Like?

The summers in Bradenton are enjoyable, but you’ll probably want to go outside more in the mornings and late afternoons to avoid the hottest part of the day. Temperatures get up into the mid-90s on most days; except for the occasional summer storm. Summertime in Bradenton is the wettest time of the year. It gets quite humid too, so make sure you have a favorite spot that’s got the A/C on full blast when you go out for a bite to eat! 

A panoramic photo showing summer weather in bradenton. Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida. A great photo of a Florida beach in Bradenton

What’s the Winter Weather in Bradenton Like?

If you’re from Seattle, Fargo, Chicago, Buffalo, or, frankly, anywhere in the U.S. where they see lots of snow, sleet, and hail, winter in Bradenton will seem like a dream. Sure, it drops down into the 50s at night, but on most days, it warms up into the low 70s, making it a favorite time of year for many folks. Walks on the beach? Check. Picnics in the park? Check. Biking along the Gulf Coast? Check again! It might say ‘winter’ on the calendar, but in Bradenton, it sure doesn’t feel like it! 

What Months are the Wettest, Coldest, Hottest, and Driest in Bradenton?

If you’re making plans to visit or move to Bradenton, knowing which months have the most extreme weather can sometimes be helpful. To that end, here they are:

The Wettest Month-

That would be August, with an average of 10 inches of rain. (Storms come through and blow out quickly, however, and usually don’t last more than a couple of hours.) 

The Coldest Month- 

January wins this one, with temps that average 52°F or 11°C. (But do keep in mind that many days see temps in the 70s!)

The Hottest Month- 

Augst wins again, surprisingly, with temperatures that average 91°F or 33°C. (The rains do cool things down though.) 

The Driest Month- 

April is the driest month in Bradenton, with an average of 2.1 inches of rain. It only rains for about five days!

The Warmest Gulf Coast Seawater Month- 

August wins again in this category, with an average water temperature of 86°F or 30°C

The Highest UV Index Month- 

May, June, and July have the highest UV Index in Bradenton with 11, while the lowest are January and December with a UV Index of 5. (Don’t forget your sunscreen!)

What Are the Average Temperatures for Every Month in Bradenton?

If you’re interested in the average temps throughout the entire year in Bradenton, we’ve got you covered!

  • January High= 71.2 Low= 51.8F
  • February High= 73.8F Low= 54.5F
  • March High= 76.9F Low= 58.3F
  • April High= 81.4F Low= 61.6F
  • May High= 87.1F Low= 67.8F
  • June High= 90F Low= 73.3F
  • July High= 90.9F Low= 74.8F
  • August High= 90.9F Low= 75.2F
  • September High= 89F Low= 73.7F
  • October High= 84.5F Low= 67.3F
  • November High= 78.2F Low= 60.2F
  • December High= 73F Low= 54.1F
Bradenton Beach Historic Pier Sign on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Where to Store Your Household Goods When you Move to Bradenton?

If you’re moving to The Friendly City, HideAway Storage is your best option. With 24/7 security, large front gates to fit a moving truck, and a wide variety of self-storage units, we can handle anything that you need to store. That includes Jet skis and other water sports equipment, of course, as well as any household goods like furniture, clothing and much more. 

Storing with Hideaway Storage is more affordable than with a moving company, and you get access to your good seven days a week if you need something. You can call or chat with us online and even reserve a storage unit online for the ultimate convenience!

In Closing

Finally, Bradenton is a wonderful place to live or have a winter home to get away from the cold up north. The weather and the Gulf of Mexico are beautiful. There’s plenty of things to do, see and enjoy if If you’re just moving here, welcome! We know you’ll be happy here in The Friendly City on the Gulf Coast!