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Amelia Island Weather & Waterfront Webcam

Amelia Island Weather

Planning A Beach Vacation?

Wondering about weather on Amelia Island? Here’s a look at historic monthly weather patterns for those planning a trip (or thinking about moving here). Also check out the LIVE STREAMING WATERFRONT WEBCAM further below, overlooking the Fernandina Harbor Marina in DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA.

Amelia Island’s Average Temps & Precipitation

How Hot? How Cold? Rainiest Months? Amelia Island, FL Average Temps & Rain
How Hot? How Cold? Rainiest Months? Amelia Island, FL Average Temps & Rain

Wouldn’t it be nice if weather could be guaranteed? Since it’s not, knowing the past provides a glimpse of the average temps and precipitation for insight when planning a beach vacation. The five-month beach weather season (when it’s hottest and ocean temps are pleasantly warm for swimming), is May through September.

Waterfront Webcam, Downtown Fernandina

Watch what’s happening at the riverfront via this downtown Fernandina waterfront webcam streaming live in the historic district. This 24/7 webcam perspective overlooks the Fernandina Harbor Marina near the foot of Centre Street. (Courtesy of Amelia River Cruises, this webcam streams from their ticket kiosk, across from departure dock next to Brett’s).

Not in town? Bookmark this page to conveniently check this neat view to observe weather and water conditions and see what’s happening during big events downtown like the Shrimp Festival. On a clear day, glimpse a sunset remotely, looking west across the riverfront.

Wintertime Serenity At The Beach

Amelia Island State Park Sunset Serenity Winter (Jan. 2018)
Empty Amelia Island State Park, Wintertime Serenity (Nassau Sound)
Some like that Amelia Island is the coolest place in the state. Here in northeast Florida, there’s more seasonal change than further south in Florida. Many residents enjoy a break from Florida’s hot, humid summer weather. It’s also a time when fewer people are at the beach.

Amelia Island’s Hurricane History

Two “close calls” with hurricanes, two years in a row (Matthew in October 2016 and Irma in September 2017), resulted in mandatory evacuation of Amelia Island, FL. This was an unusual time for this area of northeast Florida and nearby southeast Georgia, with two major tropical storms eleven months apart. There have only been three mandatory evacuations of Amelia Island in the past 25+ years. Overall, islanders were lucky all three times (including Hurricane Floyd back in 1999). Read related articles:

“Feeling Fortunate in Fernandina Beach.”

“Scenes of Fort Clinch After Irma”

“Less is More: Fernandina Beach on List of Least Hurricane Risk Cities.”

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