10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Tampa, Florida
These are the ten all-time hottest weather temperature days recorded in the city of Tampa, Florida. The temperature data for Tampa dates back to 1890. Tampa is the tenth hottest weather city in the United States, with an annual average daily temperature of 72.0 degrees.
Despite that fact, the temperature in Tampa has never reached 100 degrees once since 1890. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Tampa, Florida is 99 degrees, which occurred on June 5, 1985. Tampa is a very humid city, which the beach goers, vacationers and snowbirds don't seem to mind at all, as they flock to the Tampa area every year, making it one the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
Going back to 1890, the earliest date in any year that the city of Tampa has had a 90 degree day is March 16, when it was exactly 90 degrees. The latest date that Tampa has had a 90 degree day was November 4, when it was also 90 degrees. Every date in the months of May through September dating back to 1890, have had at least one 90 degree weather day. In fact, every date from April 19th through October 18th has had at least one year when the temperature reached at least 90 degrees.
The hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of Florida is 109 degrees, which occurred on June 29, 1931 in Monticello. The city of Monticello is located in the Florida Panhandle, northeast of Tallahassee.
10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Tampa
1. June 5, 1985 - 99 degrees
T-2. June 12, 2010 - 98 degrees
T-2. June 6, 2008 - 98 degrees
T-2. June 21, 1998 - 98 degrees
T-2. June 6, 1985 - 98 degrees
T-2. June 12, 1977 - 98 degrees
T-2. August 22, 1975 - 98 degrees
T-2. May 26, 1975 - 98 degrees
T-2. June 26, 1952 - 98 degrees
T-2. June 24, 1951 - 98 degrees
It has been 98 degrees in Tampa many other times; just the last nine occurrences are listed above.
The hottest month of the year in Tampa is August, which has an average daily temperature of 83.0 degrees, followed closely by July at 82.8 degrees. The next hottest month in Tampa is June at 82.0 degrees, followed by September at 81.5 degrees.
Tampa Bay has still not had a 100 degree day, though they came close in May 2017 when a string of upper 90s came close to hitting the 100 degree mark for the first time. Tampa sits on Tampa Bay which is an inlet from the Gulf of Mexico. Just across Tampa Bay is St. Petersburg, and they have had one 100 degree day before.
Because of the water, Tampa has high humidity and high humidity does not allow for a wide swing of temperatures between the overnight low and the daily high.
2017 started out as one of the hottest summers in Florida since 1895 with recorded their hottest 4 months in 122 years. In Tampa, high temperature records were falling with highs in the mid to upper 90s.
The threat of heat stroke was a major concern for all camps and sports teams in Tampa Bay. In Ft. Myers, a Florida high school football player died of heat stroke and served as a reminder just how the combination of heat and high humidity can be deadly in Florida.
February is one of the best months of the year to visit Tampa as the average daily high temperature varies between 70 and 76 degrees. The overnight lows are around 60 into the upper 50s.
For more see Tampa Weather Facts, Averages and Records