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Old 07-15-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Hello all..

I am looking into rentals as I may be moving to the area for a job and have
a weather question..

If someone was picking between West Melbourne and Indialantic as a place
to rent, how is the weather different between the two with regards to
temperatures and humidity??

I might guess that West Melbourne being on shore would be hotter
temperature wise but I don't know without asking. I would think that
the island would be around 85 degrees when West Melbourne is 90 degrees?

Also, does either location have less humidity than the other? I could guess
that the island might be less humid due to ocean breezes or it could be more
humid due to it being right on the water?? Which is it?

Could someone tell me about the differences in temperature and humidity?

Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:30 AM
 
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Hello all..

I am looking into rentals as I may be moving to the area for a job and have
a weather question..

If someone was picking between West Melbourne and Indialantic as a place
to rent, how is the weather different between the two with regards to
temperatures and humidity??

I might guess that West Melbourne being on shore would be hotter
temperature wise but I don't know without asking. I would think that
the island would be around 85 degrees when West Melbourne is 90 degrees?

Also, does either location have less humidity than the other? I could guess
that the island might be less humid due to ocean breezes or it could be more
humid due to it being right on the water?? Which is it?

Could someone tell me about the differences in temperature and humidity?

Thanks!
There is usually a breeze when you are right on the beach, but sometimes even being in the parking lot of the beach you lose the breeze so not really a whole lot of difference in temps or humidity from the mainland. You are talking only a matter of about 6 miles so temps won't vary much.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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No! Its hot and humid EVERYWHERE!!! Even the "breeze" is a hot breeze and doesn't do much (maybe in december you get a true cool breeze but not in the summer).
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:54 PM
 
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I completely agree with the previous responses. The temperatures are almost identical. If you looked through the temperature history of both places I suppose you could find a few days where West Melb is 5 degrees hotter, but they usually run around the same.

There is noticeably more wind the closer to the ocean you get. Mind you, on some days it doesn't make too much of a difference. On a super hot day however, a little bit does help. Having a place with a nice big tree to give off shade helps too! It'll help keep your car a bit cooler while sitting outside. As for humidity, they are very close too. Both very humid.

However, if you drive an hour inland, say to Orlando, you REALLY notice the temperatures changes. While it might be 89 here, with a slight breeze of 5 mph....in Orlando it could be 95 with absolutely no breeze.

Take care!
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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Having a place with a nice big tree to give off shade helps too! It'll help keep your car a bit cooler while sitting outside.
Yep...I'd add that an abundance of shade is really the only thing that would make a particular spot noticeably cooler. Some days you'll feel more breeze being closer to the beach, but as noted above, this can vary depending on where you are specifically (i.e. between condos or large concrete structures obviously will negate much of this).

I'd personally suggest Indialantic if you are single as W Melbourne is more family-oriented (not that Indialantic is not...just more diverse & singles places).
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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Thanks all.. I just came back from Melbourne. To me, it seemed like
Indialantic was a little less humid and more breezy than the mainland.

As I drove inland for the interview it seemed more muggy when I got
to my destination than when I left the island. It wasn't drastic but it
was noticeable to me.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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Thanks all.. I just came back from Melbourne. To me, it seemed like
Indialantic was a little less humid and more breezy than the mainland.

As I drove inland for the interview it seemed more muggy when I got
to my destination than when I left the island. It wasn't drastic but it
was noticeable to me.
I agree, ocean breezes make the heat more tolerable. I swear the humidity is less as well oceanfront too.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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I agree, ocean breezes make the heat more tolerable. I swear the humidity is less as well oceanfront too.
That seems improbable. With the vast ocean evaporating, the humidity should be almost 100% at the beach at all times.

But the inland parts of Florida stay pretty humid also, due to the heavy volume of rain and many swampy areas/lakes that are evaporating. Vegetation also pulls water out of the ground and into their leaves for evaporation, so that causes humidity too.

As soon as you land at MCO (if you're flying in from elsewhere in the U.S.) you get this kind of damp, humid smell in Florida.

In California there's a very stark contrast between the mild coastal weather (which goes maybe a few miles inland) and the hot, desert like interior. But I haven't noticed the same on my trips to Florida.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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That seems improbable. With the vast ocean evaporating, the humidity should be almost 100% at the beach at all times.

But the inland parts of Florida stay pretty humid also, due to the heavy volume of rain and many swampy areas/lakes that are evaporating. Vegetation also pulls water out of the ground and into their leaves for evaporation, so that causes humidity too.

As soon as you land at MCO (if you're flying in from elsewhere in the U.S.) you get this kind of damp, humid smell in Florida.

In California there's a very stark contrast between the mild coastal weather (which goes maybe a few miles inland) and the hot, desert like interior. But I haven't noticed the same on my trips to Florida.
It's not really improbable. Would you feel cooler/more comfortable in an non-air conditioned room in front of a fan, or without? The difference is fairly significant.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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There are definite climate differences inland in Florida compared to the coast. The changes are really only apparent when comparing Orlando to Melbourne. Orlando is almost always a few degrees hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. Plus they don't have the breezes we have in Melbourne. West Melbourne vs. Indialantic? The differences are subtle. You'll only really notice it on cold winter nights when it gets much colder even slightly inland. That's why Indialantic has numerous healthy coconut palms and Melbourne, Palm Bay, West Melbourne, etc. don't. For heat, there is absolutely no climate difference.
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