By the co-author of the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook ever -- The easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit.—Disney World Instructions for the First-Time Visitor

Average Walt Disney World Rainfall By Arrival Date

By Dave Shute

Weather     Temps     Rain     Hurricanes     Tornadoes    Winter Highs     Winter Pool Days


The image (click it to open) illuminates the rainy season at Walt Disney World.

It shows average total inches of rain over the next 9 days by arrival date, based on 20 years of weather data though 2006.

It shows that the rainy season gets into gear in mid-May and that substantial rain is possible through the end of September.

Click on the thumbnail to open it.


All this site’s weather pages except for the material on cyclonic storms and on tornadoes are based on 20 years of data from the National Weather Service ending in December 2006. The cyclonic storm material is based on 30 years of data from Wikipedia. The tornado material is from NOAA/NCDC and goes from 1950 through October 2009.




1 jen { 02.20.13 at 6:19 pm }

i am planning to go to disney world august 18th to the 25th, i know its going to rain but will it be an all day event or rain and then the sun come out?

2 Dave { 02.21.13 at 8:18 am }

Hiya Jen! What’s typical is you get a late afternoon thunderstorm and then it clears back up!

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3 Joanne { 04.11.13 at 2:30 pm }

hello, we are planning a trip the week of Oct 6-12-2013 and plan on Disney mid week. does it normally storm much during that time? Hurricanes? Isn’t it less likely then say, August? I haven’t been back in over 20 years, sure hope it isn’t ruined by bad weather. Thank you.

4 Dave { 04.12.13 at 7:55 am }

Joanne, early October is out of the “afternoon thunderstorm” season, but is still in the peak of the hurricane seaosn–see this:

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5 carmen { 05.14.13 at 12:35 am }

we are planning on going june 8- 15th what is the weather like never been there, so nervous and want evertthing to go well. idk where to stay should i book on line or use a travel agent

6 Dave { 05.14.13 at 7:48 am }

Hi Carmen! It’ll most likely be hot and humid, with brief afternoon storms.

For where to stay, see this:

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7 Visiting Disney World During Storm Season - Disney Tourist Blog { 06.10.13 at 6:35 pm }

[…] fairly regular  in Walt Disney World any time of the year, but during the summer and early fall, they are especially common. Plus, unlike the spring showers that might last for 10 minutes before the sun returns, summer […]

8 Dave { 06.11.13 at 7:41 am }

Thanks for the link, Tom!

9 Tajuana { 06.13.13 at 12:16 pm }

Hi Dave,

this sight is awesome. Thanks. I’m planning a trip to Disney the week of July29-Aug 3rd. Any tips on weather/hurricanes/rain? Thanks for your time.

10 Dave { 06.13.13 at 1:15 pm }

Hi Tajuana, those dates are still well before the peak of the hurricane seaosn, so you should be fine. But do see this:

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11 jen { 08.01.13 at 7:55 pm }

Hi we are planning a trip Sept 7-15. Do you think we will have big weather worries.

12 Dave { 08.02.13 at 10:13 am }

Jen, since that is the peak of the hurricane seaosn, there’s always the worry that you might. See this

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13 Tracey { 10.07.13 at 10:47 am }

I am planning a trip (deposit now paid!!!) for 18th May 2014 – 1st June 2014 – I am slightly worried now about rain and also crowds after reading various blogs. Am I worrying too much.

14 Dave { 10.08.13 at 7:56 am }

Tracey, rain doesn’t matter much. The opening of the rainy seaosn is unpredictable, but when it happens–typically in mid-May–it result sin brief afternoon storms.

I’m seeing the week of the 18th as not too bad–not good, but not too bad–and the week of the 25ht as rough. See this:

I would reschedule if you can. See this for better dates:

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15 Natalie { 01.25.14 at 9:44 am }

Hi Dave I really appreciate your expertise on crowds and weather at Disney. My dgts a teacher so our time at Disney is VERY LIMITED. I was thinking about the last week in Aug as the crowds supposedly have thinned by then but I’m concerned that the weather will be HORRID. I’ve also thought about the week BEFORE Easter thinking the crowds and weather would be better but now I’m thinking the crowds that week will be awful as well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

16 Dave { 01.26.14 at 8:52 am }

Natalie, the week before Easter–just to be clear, the week that includes Good Friday–is one of the three busiest of the year. I’d take the heat and hurricane risk of August in a heartbeat…

17 Elizabeth Segobiano { 05.03.14 at 10:13 am }

I just booked our honeymoon trip 9/6-9/12. Really wish I would have looked up weather conditions before hand. :(

When it rains, what are some indoor activities we can do? Any other tips to beat the rain?

18 Dave { 05.04.14 at 11:20 am }

Elizabeth, the parks are great in the rain. Many leave, so lines go down. Because so many leave, all the “indoor” stuff gets mobbed…

19 Ken Stoddard { 05.29.14 at 9:01 am }

Our 4-Grandkids (9-16) and us will be going to parks 06/08/14 thru 06/12/14.
Any tips? Weather predictions?

Thanks, Ken

20 Dave { 05.30.14 at 11:52 am }
21 Kathy { 09.07.14 at 4:36 pm }

We are headed to Disney World September15 – 19. What kind of weather can we expect?

22 Dave { 09.08.14 at 7:31 am }
23 Wendy Turcotte { 11.01.14 at 1:40 pm }

I am booking our trip Monday and want to go the week after Easter….April 13th thru April 21st. It looks like the crowds won’t be bad but before I book I was wondering about the weather…we plan on swimming with dolphins and want to make sure it’s hot enough out where we’re not going to freeze. And that we don’t go when there’s a lot of rain. Thank you, Wendy

24 Dave { 11.01.14 at 5:21 pm }

Wendy, the rainy season doesn’t start til later May, so you are fine on that front. See lower on this page this for more on weather in April

25 Vanessa { 12.04.14 at 12:19 am }

Hi! Love this site! Thanks for all of the information here! We are looking at the last week of February based on crowds but the my last visit was to Disneyland during that same time of year and we were wet and so COLD! What would you think we could expect that week in Orlando?

26 Dave { 12.04.14 at 3:43 pm }

Vanessa the short answer is yes it can be quite cold, but temps then are pretty variable. See this:

27 Katie { 01.12.15 at 1:42 pm }

We were thinking of going March 28–March 30. We were wondering what the weather/crowd would be like then? Thanks!

28 Dave { 01.13.15 at 12:49 pm }

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