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Old 04-14-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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I know that the winters are fantastic in Fla. but I'm curious as to when the super humidity begins in Tampa? I've read in some places that it's bad for 8-9 months per year but that really seems like a bit of an exaggeration (or is it??). Many moons ago, I lived in the Ft. Myers area and as I remember it there, it was humid from about May/June to Oct/Nov, however, it seemed bearable from what I can recall. I would imagine Tampa is a little cooler than the Ft. Myers area since it's in central Fla. rather than South Fla.

What do people do outside in the Summer other than going to the beach and boating in Tampa?

Thanks to all.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Many moons ago, I lived in the Ft. Myers area and as I remember it there, it was humid from about May/June to Oct/Nov, however, it seemed bearable from what I can recall. I would imagine Tampa is a little cooler than the Ft. Myers area since it's in central Fla. rather than South Fla.

What do people do outside in the Summer other than going to the beach and boating in Tampa?

Thanks to all.
I'd say from mid June to mid October, with the evenings of August and September being the most humid, but the heat and humidity dosnt bother me much(I kind of like it cause I have a pool, spend alot of time on the water with my kayak, work in an airconditioned office, drive in a car with airconditioning, and everywhere I go has airconditioning). I still do lawn work outside, and all the same activities that I do from October to June...but spend a little more time doing indoor activities - (like movies, plays, concerts, museums), and in the summers im also on the beach and in the pool more often as well.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: tampa, florida
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i was kinda wondering the same, i've only been here since sept. 23rd 07 and i came down and it was HOTTT... but then again, i came from 60s of highs right to mid 90's for a couple weeks.

i also am curious about the love bugs. i came down and they were here, but when do they come back, and is it worse in sept. or the same????
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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i was kinda wondering the same, i've only been here since sept. 23rd 07 and i came down and it was HOTTT... but then again, i came from 60s of highs right to mid 90's for a couple weeks.

i also am curious about the love bugs. i came down and they were here, but when do they come back, and is it worse in sept. or the same????
Love Bigs are around in parts of May and September, they typically like gas stations in the outskirts of the city central, and Highways.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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Well, this is really kind of subjective, but for me personally, it starts feeling more uncomfortable in June, and lasts until mid-October - with July - Sept. feeling the worst as far as humidity. Of course we get a lot of rainstorms during this time which will make the temps cooler, but the humidity will be unbearable when the sun comes out. Overall, I think 4 months is what I consider uncomfortable.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Eveyone's different. For me it is already getting hot except for this late season cold front we have now. Last weekend it felt really hot. But the real humidity usually kicks in once summer thunderstoms season starts. That usually starts in mid to late june and can last untill we get the first cold front of the season.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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IMO we have two seasons: hot and unbearable (I have a friend who says in Ft. Myers they have 2 seasons: rainy and tourist). All kidding aside, I expect it to steam up any day now and stay through october, so 6-7mo altogether, with occasional breaks in April and October.

Putting a pool in was the best thing we ever did b/c it lets us be out more. It's sort of the reverse of when we lived in MA, where we were inside all winter.

Sitting in restaurants and walking malls with a/c are legitimate summer sports in FL.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: FL 33774
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I think it's better by the beaches into june and after september it feels better again, tho there are exceptions. The worst time of the day is late afternoon and early evening.
I can remember awful drives with the children to sports practices at 6.00 pm in my old minivan with poor a/c - the windows being open were more effective!
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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Middle of May or so is when the heat and humidity start to become bothersome, for sure by June. I just remember the outside activities my kid's school would have at the end of the school year - field day, end of the year picnics etc - and the feeling that the air is thick. April still seemed to have that spring feel w/the cooler nights. Tampa has 6 months of nice (Nov - April) and 6 months of heat & humidity (May - Oct)- I'm not complaining, I loved it!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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If you are coming from the North and can put up with the hi 90's and humidity up there in the summer you can handle it here. It doesn't get higher than 94 degs. here.
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