Are you planning a trip to Disney World and wondering what the weather will be like? The weather at Disney World can be unpredictable, but we’ve got the full scoop on what to expect for each month of the year. Whether you want to know how hot it will get in July or when it rains the most in Orlando, this month by month guide to Disney World weather has all the details you need.
Disney World Weather: Month by Month
The weather in Orlando is very different depending on the month. Use this guide as a tool to help you know what to expect when visiting Disney World.
January Weather in Disney World
The weather in Orlando is cooler in January than in most other times of the year. The average high temperature is 71°F, so this means that while you can wear short sleeves, you may want to wear jeans or pants and carry a sweater or light jacket.
February Weather in Disney World
Weather is absolutely beautiful in February with an average high temperature of 75°F and you will see plenty of days with sunny skies!
February is one of the least rainy months of the year in Orlando, but I would still pack your rain poncho just in case a shower comes around midday.
You should also note that it will be chillier in the morning and evenings in the parks. Definitely dress in layers or at least bring a lightweight sweater
March Weather in Disney World
When it comes to weather, March is a great month to visit Disney World. With an average high temperature of 79°F, you will be comfortable in shorts and short sleeves (but may need a jacket in the morning when the parks first open).
While it is sunny most days in March, there could be a brief rain shower in the afternoons. Just make sure that you pack your rain poncho.
April Weather in Disney World
Weather is absolutely beautiful in April with sunny skies and warm temps. The average temperature in April falls between 80°F to 84°F which is warm, but still pretty mild for Florida!
You will find it cool in the mornings but quickly warms up by mid-morning.
It is not nearly as humid as in the summer months, so most likely you won’t experience much in terms of rain. I would still recommend packing a poncho, just in case!
May Weather in Disney World
The average temperature in May falls between 84°F to 89°F and it is one of the best times to visit Disney World in terms of weather.
It is still cooler in the morning (and evening) and while sunny during the rest of the day, it is tolerable.
When you get to the end of the month, humidity begins to increase and with that you might see a brief rain shower in the late afternoon. Make sure you have your poncho!
June, July & August Weather in Disney World
Summer in Orlando is just plain HOT and HUMID. There is very little difference in June, July & August other than the temps increase by a few degrees each month.
The temps are going to be in the 90’s during the summer months, but it is going to feel even hotter because of the intense humidity.
You will want to have a cooling towel, misting fan and plenty of water on hand to get through the heat.
You can count on it raining at least once a day (usually in the afternoon), but don’t dismay. The shower won’t last long.
September Weather in Disney World
The average temperature in Orlando during the month of September is 90º and as the month progresses, the temperature will decrease.
One thing about September that you need to know is that it marks the peak of hurricane season in Florida.
What this may mean for you is rainy days in Disney World.
Don’t let that stop you from enjoying the parks. Just pack a poncho!
October Weather in Disney World
October is a near perfect time to visit Disney World when it comes to weather. The average high temperature in October is 84º and nearly all the humidity is gone!
This marks a much drier season for Florida, and while it can rain, it usually is just a brief shower in the late afternoon.
November Weather in Disney World
The weather in November is moderate, with an average of 78º.
The humidity is gone and so is most of the pop up rain showers.
Evenings in Orlando can be cooler, so be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater!
December Weather in Disney World
December is a month that brings cooler temps to Disney World.
The average high temperature in Orlando in December is 73º during the day. This is one of the few times of the year that you will actually be comfortable wearing jeans or pants to the park.
The sun is still strong in Florida, so you will most likely want to wear short sleeves.
Just keep in mind that the temperature does drop in the evening, so make sure that you are prepared by packing a sweatshirt or jacket.
Disney World Weather FAQ
When it rains at Disney World, most things continue as normal. People rush to the gift shops or bathrooms to put on their rain gear or wait out the rain (which normally ends in minutes).
Walt Disney World has only closed 8 times in the last 50 years for hurricanes. While rare, it has happened and there is a Hurricane Policy in place that will allow you to get a refund in the event the parks close.
Rides are closed if they have a risk of injuring people due to the rain, or for safety reasons. If rain is especially heavy, or if lightning is within 10 miles of the park, all outdoor rides & attractions may be stopped completely.
For example, in Magic Kingdom, rides like Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, Astro Orbiter and Swiss Family Treehouse tend to close when storms are in the area.
We believe that EPCOT is a great place to visit when it rains. There are plenty of indoor rides and attractions at the park that will allow you to get out of the rain!
Looking for information on crowds? We have a great Disney World Crowd Calendar you should check out!