Dressing for our Climate
Unless you are going to the one of the best restaurants, most do not require men to wear a jacket. While bathing suits, shorts and T-shirts, and fishing or golf gear are commonplace most of the year, sophisticated restaurants, bars, and clubs can necessitate dresses and button downs, and even the occasional sports jacket. Think about what to wear in Florida, “casual cosmopolitan”
- Winters are one of our favorite times here. We generally have sun most days of the winter, with temperatures between 48°F (8°C) at night and 60°F (16°C) during the day—in the shade, as it is warmer still in the sun! You can have breakfast and lunch most days outside on our 16’x16′ deck in your short sleeves.
- During the cooler months, the farther south you go, the warmer it will be. Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Keys, Marco Island and Naples will have the warmest water during the winter.
- During the summer months, the Gulf of Mexico will be five or more degrees warmer than the Atlantic Ocean.
- The waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast of Florida are known to have more wave action than the Gulf Coast. If you are planning family vacations with children under 10, the West Coast of Florida is superior.
- Summers are warm and humid, so dress for comfort.
- Many of the streets in Old Seminole Heights are brick, and, for the past 80 years, they’ve had the potential to twist ankles! So, consider opting for practical shoes.
- It can rain like buckets without warning for perhaps a half an hour most late afternoons. If the winds are out of the west, it’s likely to rain in the morning before 10 AM. A poncho is a helpful item to have ready.