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Central Florida Is Heating Up

In November and the beginning of December, the temperatures in the Orlando area have been all over the place this year. There have been plenty of cooler days, in fact, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park has stayed closed because of cold temperatures several times already this season.

Related: What to Do if Disney’s Blizzard Beach Is Closed

The forecast for the next couple of weeks in Central Florida and at Walt Disney World is quite a bit warmer. The high temperature is expected to be above the average high temperature for this time of year for close to a week.

That doesn’t mean that you should not pack a light jacket. The evenings should cool off, dropping into the mid-60s.

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That might not seem like you’ll need long sleeves, but there is something that you need to keep in mind. In most parts of the country, there is little moisture in the air at this time of year. The humidity is still fairly high in Florida. When the water in the air cools, it will feel cold on your skin, making the air temperature seem cooler than it actually is.

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During the summer in the Orlando area, the forecast is usually the same most days. You can expect it to be hot and humid, and there is a good chance that there will be a storm in the afternoon.

The same can’t be said for November through early April. While the rainy season is over, it might rain; or there could be weeks without a drop. Meteorologists might say that the “normal” temperature is 75, but there is no such thing as a normal temperature in Florida at this time of year.

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There have been times during the winter where the temperature hits 90 degrees, but then a few days later there is a freeze warning. While Central Florida is about to hit a warm streak, that doesn’t mean that it will last for the rest of the winter months. Always check the forecast before you head to Walt Disney World at this time of year.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.