Average Weather in Rockledge Florida, United States
In Rockledge, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 54°F to 88°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 92°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Rockledge for warm-weather activities are from early March to mid May and from late October to early December.
The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from May 25 to October 2, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 88°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 7 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 54°F and high of 70°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Rockledge, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Rockledge begins around October 2 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 6. On May 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 6 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 2. On July 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Rockledge varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from May 28 to October 6, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 60% on August 24.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from October 6 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on November 21.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 60% on August 24.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Rockledge experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Rockledge. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 22, with an average total accumulation of 5.9 inches.
The least rain falls around December 23, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Rockledge varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:25 AM on June 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 7:38 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:26 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 58 minutes later at 8:24 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Rockledge during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases
Rockledge experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from April 11 to November 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 36% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 14% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Rockledge experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 23 to May 30, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 30 to September 23. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Rockledge varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.2 months, from February 19 to June 24 and for 3.7 months, from August 11 to December 3, with a peak percentage of 53% on September 24. The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 months, from June 24 to August 11, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 20. The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from December 3 to February 19, with a peak percentage of 31% on January 1.
Rockledge is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.1 months, from June 13 to October 16, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 30, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 25 to April 7, with an average temperature below 73°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 7, with an average temperature of 70°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Rockledge throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Rockledge for general outdoor tourist activities are from early March to mid May and from late October to early December, with a peak score in the third week of April.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Rockledge for hot-weather activities are from late April to early June and for the entire month of October, with a peak score in the third week of May.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Rockledge over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 12, with a 74% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Rockledge should appear around January 8, only rarely appearing before January 6 or after January 13.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from April 4 to June 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 2, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 9 to January 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 3.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Rockledge are 28.351 deg latitude, -80.725 deg longitude, and 16 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Rockledge is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 69 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 11 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (72 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (187 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Rockledge is covered by artificial surfaces (69%) and water (30%), within 10 miles by water (35%) and artificial surfaces (31%), and within 50 miles by water (47%) and herbaceous vegetation (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Rockledge, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Rockledge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Rockledge according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Rockledge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Rockledge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Patrick Air Force Base (52%, 18 kilometers, southeast); Port Canaveral North Heliport (40%, 21 kilometers, northeast); and Orlando International Airport (9%, 59 kilometers, west).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .