What is the Weather Like in Anna Maria Island?

So, you’ve decided that you want to visit Anna Maria Island on your next trip to Florida. Great choice! Now, you just need to figure out when you want to visit. One of the deciding factors for your travel dates will be the weather. While we can’t tell you exactly what to expect for every day of the year, we can certainly give you an idea of the weather Anna Maria Island typically experiences. Then, you’ll be all set no matter when you choose to book your Anna Maria Island vacation rentals! 

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Weather Overview

For the spring months of March, April, and May, Anna Maria Island sees quite a change in weather from the beginning to the end of the season. In early March, temperatures stay in the 60s, but by the time Memorial Day Weekend rolls around, it’s not uncommon to see high temperatures hit 85! The island is beautiful during this season and typically doesn’t see too much rain, though precipitation chances do increase toward the end of spring.

The summertime, as you can probably expect, is downright hot. Throughout the months of June, July, and August, high temperatures stay in the 80s and can even get into the 90s. This is the best time of year for watersports and typically sees the largest crowds of the entire year. Afternoon showers often provide a respite from the oppressive heat, since summer is the wet season with an average daily rain chance around 60%.

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Things start to cool off during the fall in Anna Maria Island. During September, October, and November, average high temperatures tend to stay in the 70s. You may experience slightly cooler weather in the mornings and evenings, but the daytime is still great for walking around and experiencing the island’s outdoor activities. As far as rain, September is still quite wet, but conditions dry out when October hits.

Finally, winter in Anna Maria Island is the coldest season, but temperatures still don’t get nearly as low as they do in other areas of the country. Throughout December, January, and February, you’re likely to experience high temperatures in the 60s or low 70s. You’ll definitely need to be prepared for chilly evenings! The winter is the dry season, so at least you can rest assured that you won’t have to deal with rain on top of the colder weather.

What to Pack

No matter what time of year you plan to visit Anna Maria Island, you’ll always want to bring some short-sleeved shirts and shorts. In the cooler seasons, you may also want to bring at least one pair of long pants and one long-sleeved shirt. A light jacket is a good idea all year long, too, since you can use it in case of a rain shower or for cooler mornings and nights.

kids running on the beach

You’re also going to want comfortable shoes since you’ll be doing quite a lot of walking during your vacation. Finally, don’t forget the electronics! In addition to your cell phone, camera, laptop, and tablet, make sure you bring the chargers for every device.

Where to Stay

Now that you have a bit better idea of when you want to come to AMI, you’ll need a place to stay! Luckily, we offer incredible Anna Maria Island vacation rentals all year long, so you’ll always be able to find the perfect accommodations. No matter how big or small your group is, we’ve got the ideal vacation home for you. If you’re not sure where to start, our staff is always here to help! Contact us today to get started finding your ultimate Anna Maria Island vacation home!