Sun, warm temperatures and water are Tampa's selling points. Accompanying the warm weather is high humidity, which can be uncomfortable in the summer. Temperatures generally stay around 82 F/28 C. Be sure to use sunscreen—the Florida sun is relentless.
Winters are mild and generally dry but with occasional cold snaps. Temperatures hover around 60 F/15 C. Some winter mornings may see near-freezing temperatures, but rest assured that by midday the warmth will return.
If you're traveling to Tampa during the summer, you'll find that the heat and humidity are tempered by sea breezes or by afternoon and early-evening thunderstorms.
Hurricane season is June-November. If you are traveling to Tampa during this time, pay attention to weather reports and heed all warnings. If advised to evacuate, please do so as soon as possible. If you are unable to evacuate, most hotels provide shelter. For a list of shelters, hurricane zones, evacuation maps or more information, contact Hillsborough County Emergency Management. Phone 813-272-5900. http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.aspx?NID=660.