Posted by Brent Cameron
It shouldn't come as a surprise, (but yes) the start of the south Florida "rainy season" has begun! According to the National Weather Service, the start date officially began on Saturday May 18, close to the median start of May 20. Our rainy season lasts for 5-months, ending around the third week of October.
The rainy season can be divided into three separate phases, by the way. The first part is considered the most stormy... and we're currently in that frame (which continues until about Independence Day, July 4). After the holiday, then, much of July includes more breaks of dry time... although we're still very much into the rainy season! Finally, August often brings the extra potential of tropical weather systems impacting the area. If the tropics are active (near us) rain amounts can be very significant at that time too!
In case you're wondering, the forecast for this particular rainy season includes near-normal rainfall. That means you can expect a rain range from 35 to 45 inches, here! No doubt, you don't want to be caught in an unexpected downpour... so keep an umbrella in your car (and always handy) over the coming months.