Planning A Beach Vacation?
Wondering about weather on Amelia Island? Here’s a look at historic monthly weather patterns. Also check out the LIVE STREAMING WATERFRONT WEBCAM further below, overlooking the Fernandina Harbor Marina downtown.
Amelia Island’s Temps & Precipitation
Northeast Florida has seasonal change, so it’s not always hot beach weather. The five-month beach and swim weather season (when ocean temps are pleasantly warm for a dip), is May through September.
Some like that Amelia Island is the “coolest” place in the state. Winters can be quite mild, but others might be very chilly (with overnight hard freezes, intermittently). Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, “you never know what you’re gonna get.” Many residents enjoy the seasonal break from Florida’s hot, humid summer weather. Amelia Island’s late fall and winter season is a time when fewer people are at the beach. The seashore is a peaceful place, ideal for those who enjoy beach combing and solitude.
Waterfront Webcam 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).
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: