January WeatherAverage Temperatures
- Daytona Beach: High 70°-Low 47°
- Fort Myers: High 75°-Low 54°
- Jacksonville: High 64°-Low 42°
- Key West: High 75°-Low 65°
- Miami: High 73°-Low 63°
- Orlando: High 72°-Low 50°
- Panama City: High 62°-Low 39°
- Pensacola: High 61°-Low 43°
- Tallahassee: High 64°-Low 40°
- Tampa: High 70°-Low 52°
- West Palm Beach: High 75°-Low 57°
- Daytona Beach
- Fort Myers
- Key West
- Panama City
- West Palm Beach
Average Water Temperatures
The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast) ranges from the high 50s to high 60s. The Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) waters average mid-to-high 50s from Central Florida north. The beaches to the south - West Palm Beach, Miami and The Keys - are always several degrees warmer than those in North Florida.
Best Time to Go
- Florida's mild climate extends into the winter months, but there is a chance for cold temperatures – even frost – during the month in North and Central Florida.
- Attendance at Disney World during the first week of the month generally is about average. It is typically the least crowded from the second week of January through the first week in February. The same holds true for most other theme parks and attractions. More Disney World in January tips.
- Universal Orlando in January Tips
January EventsGasparilla Pirate Festival
January 25, 2014
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival has, for a century, sailed into downtown Tampa. Hundreds of colorfully costumed pirates will "invade" the city aboard the Jose Gasparilla with canons and pistols blazing, accompanied by a flotilla of hundreds of boats. Later, Jose Gaspar and the Mystic Krewe captures (with little resistance) the city and shares their wealth of trinkets and doubloons with the enthusiastic crowd along the Parade route.
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Nights of Lights
November 23, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Florida's oldest city becomes a magical city with a grand holiday celebration of lights. The Nights of Lights features over two million lights that illuminate the colonial buildings, downtown parks, and historic bayfront. And, the event has grown to include activities that keep visitors busy well into the new year.