What to expect in a Florida winter? Destination Florida, the winter really starts in January and stays cold till middle to the end of March. Most people would expect that it doesn't get cold in Florida, but the reality is that the high humidity levels make the cold stick to you and go right through your bones.
The temperatures vary daily in a Florida winter starting in the 30s to 40s range in the mornings working their way up to the high 60s and low to mid 70s at the warmest part of the day. Then a few random summer days are in the mix. The sunshine in Florida is one of our constants, even in the winter enjoying the outside weather is a major past time.
Compared to the northern winters the Florida winter is much easier to tolerate. Which makes Florida a popular winter destination. With that in mind there are still a few times in the winter that freezing temperatures reach down into the Florida territory. It is advised to take freezing weather precautions for your vehicles, home water systems and your outside plants.
Even though you are in Florida you will still need anti-freeze in your car radiator to be prepared for the temperature fluctuations, keep track of the weather to know when to drip your faucets to prevent freezing of the water pipes in the house.
Plants that are less than hardy will need to be covered or brought inside. Inside can also be a covered porch or car port, the goal is to keep the moisture in the air away from the plants. By adding curtains or thick screens to the area will help keep the frost out.
Roll down screens with a vinyl covered screen is one of the best ways to keep the frost away from your covered area for the plants and to extend the life of your patio furniture.
American Quality Screens supplies motorized screens that are there when you need them and out of the way when you want that open space to enjoy the Florida sunshine and breeze.
There are a few weeks of cold in the winter months, which makes Florida one of the best places to be for that time of year.