Orlando: Geography and Climate

Orlando is the seat of Orange County, though its metropolitan area also includes portions of Seminole, Lake, and Osceola counties. Located approximately 150 miles from the Florida/Georgia border, in an area surrounded by numerous citrus growers and 1,200 lakes, Orlando lies about 50 miles from the Atlantic to the east, 75 miles from the Gulf Coast to the west, and about 375 miles from the tip of the Florida Keys. Abundant sunshine and warm temperatures are the norm. Daily temperatures range from the low 70s to the mid 80s from October to May, and nighttime lows average from the low 50s to the mid 60s, with occasional freezes in between December and February. From May through September the daily average highs are in the upper 80s to mid 90s, and lows average from the upper 60s to mid 70s. Prevailing winds are southerly at nine miles per hour. The summers are humid and thundershowers occur frequently in the afternoon.

Area: 94 square miles (2000)

Elevation: Approximately 127 feet above sea level

Average Temperatures: January, 60.9° F; July, 82.4° F; annual average, 72.8° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 48.35 inches