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Record High New Year’s Eve Temperatures?

If you visited Walt Disney World the week before Christmas this year, you might have experienced temperatures that were cooler than you expected. The temperatures dropped so low that Disney’s Blizzard Beach remained closed on December 22 and 23! Guests visiting the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day are experiencing something different.

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The Orlando area is in the middle of a heatwave. At this time of year, the average high temperature is around 75 degrees. For the next several days, the temperature is expected to be in the mid-80s, ten degrees warmer.

Related: Walt Disney World Theme Park Availability for New Year’s Eve Weekend

New Year’s Eve could also break a record. Currently, the high temperature is expected to hit 84 degrees. The record high is 85, which goes all the way back to 1924.

The good news is that the temperatures will be much more comfortable after the sun goes down. The low temperatures this week are forecast to be in the low to mid-60s.

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There is very little chance of rain in the ten day forecast. With no precipitation, the humidity level is comfortable right now.

The next cold front is not expected to move into Central Florida until late on Sunday, January 2. The low temperature that evening could dip into the high 50s. The high temperature on Monday, January 3 should be around 69 degrees.

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During the summer months at Walt Disney World, you can usually expect a cookie cutter forecast if there are no storms in the Atlantic. It will be hot and humid, and there will be a good chance of fast moving storms in the afternoon.

Related: Walt Disney World Schedule for December 30 Through January 2

The same isn’t true during the winter months. While the weather is better than in most parts of the country, it could still get cold. Record high temperatures are also a possibility, and sometimes it all happens within the same week.

Always check the forecast before you leave home so you will be prepared.

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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.