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How Cold does it Get in Central Florida in the Winter? Here’s how cold…

Florida has done a great job in branding itself as the Sunshine State, but we want to make sure you are not surprised when traveling in late fall and winter

cold temps orlandoWhen people think of Florida, they imagine Disney in a summer day or a sandy beach under the sun—that is for most of the year when temperatures stay above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if you are traveling to Central Florida specifically between November and February, do know that we are prone to getting hit by cold fronts and Artic waves that can be a nasty surprise when you are not prepared for it.

So how cold does it get in Central Florida during the winter? Orlando is known for dipping below freezing due to blasts of windchills that can push the mercury down to the upper 20s. However, that is a rare occurrence since some years the temperature stays above 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, temperatures in the 40s and 50s can be quite common—at least every other day—during the winter time. While this may not be considered “winter” by most northerners visiting the area at that time, the fact is that it can get too cold for comfort.

As a general rule, if you are traveling to Florida in the fall or winter you should also bring a light jacket and a sweater. Hoodies or vests will work well too, particularly in the evenings since Central Florida’s cold snaps have a way of sneaking up on unsuspecting tourists. Of course, if you call home anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, you can simply bring a long sleeve shirt since the “chilly” temps may be nothing more than a nuisance to you.

But there’s no reason to have to sleep in the cold when you have an amazing place to come back to after an exciting day at the parks. So be sure to book your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium early enough to secure a warm bed to rest your cold ears every night you are in Orlando. 

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