The Wet Season

Wet Season over the Sawgrass Prairie

Photo by Glenn Gardner

Plan Your Visit

Planning a trip to the park May - November, which is our wet season? Plan ahead to make the most of your visit!

Typical Wet Season Conditions

The Everglades are typically hot and humid from May through November. Temperatures reach average highs of 90°F, with humidity over 90%, and a heat index of over 100°F. Afternoon thunderstorms can be expected daily with heavy rainfalls that typically subside quickly. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for sudden storms at any time.

Wet conditions and higher temperatures bring significant changes in the Everglades landscape. As water levels rise, animals disperse making wildlife viewing more challenging.

Insects such as mosquitoes and biting flies can be profuse in some areas, making outdoor pursuits uncomfortable without repellent or mosquito netting.

Stay hydrated, wear cool loose-fitting clothing, and use sun protection such as hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.

For more trip-planning tips, check out
Plan Your Everglades Vacation Like a Park Ranger.

Ranger-Led Programs

Ranger programs and tours are more limited during the wet season. Be sure to check the park calendar for the most updated list of programs available. Some facilities may also be closed or not fully operational during the wet season.

Last updated: June 28, 2023

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