It might come as a relief to some that the Farmer's Almanac has predicted the weather this summer to be slightly different than normal for many regions across North America, including the Sunshine State. Florida is expected to be cooler and wetter than normal this summer season.
According to the information provided by the official Almanac site, Summer will be slightly cooler as well as rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-June, mid-July, and mid- to late August.
It also mentions that tropical storm threats should be watched for in mid- to late June, early to mid- and mid- to late September, and early October.
The Almanac’s long-term predictions like this one are made 18 months in advance and touted to have over 80% accuracy according to Sarah Perreault, the senior editor.
Here you can see the predicted rainfall chart for Florida:
For the past couple years Florida has reached record-breaking highs (and lows) during different times of the year. Many scientists speculate the drastic temperature changes are related to Global Warming, and if their suspicions are correct then the weather will continue to change drastically.
According to NASA, Global Warming is to blame for the loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.
According to the Almanac for the rest of February, we can expect to see plenty of sun and temperatures rising toward the end of the month.
For more information or to see the upcoming predictions across the nation, you can click here.