Rainy Season in the Florida Everglades
Rainy Season in The Everglades
The winds of change are running through the Glades. It’s the time of year when the swampy landscape transitions into the “Wet Season”. Running May through November, this is when the Glades experience the most humid and hot temperatures of the year along with the highest percentages of rainfall. Average temperatures hit the 90s (whew!) and humidity rests in the 90-percentile range.
The Wet Season brings big changes to the landscape, and to the wildlife that call the River of Grass home. Water levels rise, making traversing certain areas of Everglades National Park inaccessible to hikers. The Wet Season also causes the animals of the Glades to disperse and find hospitable areas for shelter and feeding.
During the summer months, the area also enters “Hurricane Season”, a prime time for tropical storms and hurricanes to form. Though these storms may pose a considerable threat if they are expected to make landfall in South Florida, the NOAA is extremely successful at tracking the storms and getting residents prepared. South Florida has not seen a major hurricane for over 10 years!
The Wet Season provides a great opportunity for visitors to explore the Glades in solitude. Winter crowds clear out leaving the Glades waiting just for you. With fewer disturbances by visitors, animals are free to roam as they please.
Come along with us and explore the Glades, rain or shine!