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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.



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1 Josh { 04.09.16 at 7:07 pm }

Hi my son just got accepted to the make a wish an we are wanting to know when it best to go to Disney world with cool weather an rare rain ?

2 Dave { 04.11.16 at 11:54 am }

Hi Josh, the dry season is from late October through early May, and weather can be cool November through February.

3 Kelly B - Destinations In Florida { 05.23.16 at 10:05 am }

Hey Marissa You can still have a wonderful time even if it rains. So many rides and attractions that are inside and the queues are mostly covered. Head to your local dollar store and buy a few rain ponchos. The ones in the park are much more price wise. And then you don\’t feel bad throwing them away at the end of the day.

4 Amy { 06.13.16 at 3:01 pm }

We are planning a trip for Feb 23-28 and was wondering if this time period, what are the chances of bad weather all day? I know It will be cooler temps, I’m ok with that, just wondering if this time period is a good time to attend.

5 Dave { 06.13.16 at 5:55 pm }

Amy, while anything is possible with a specific storm, that is during the dry season so I would not expect all day bad weather. It can happen, but not likely

6 Atul { 12.22.16 at 1:36 am }

I am planning a family vacation specially for my kids to Disneyworld Orlando from 5th June to 13th June. What are the chances of Rain? Will it rain on these days? If so will it be throughout the day? Also if it rains will the night light parade and Fireworks still operate or will it stand cancelled. This information is vital to me as I will be travelling from India. I dont want it to be a washout.

7 Dave { 12.23.16 at 10:31 am }

Atul, either could happen, both are common, neither will matter. The evening parade has been gone for a while now, and rain has no effect on fireworks.

8 Candice { 01.25.17 at 2:27 pm }

Hi there! I’m trying to plan my trip and decide which days to use my park hopper pass and which day to go to typhoon lagoon. I was wondering if you know anytbing about weather and potential thunderstorms during the time we are going. It’s our first trip so I want to plan to get in as much as I can. We go to Walt Disney world from may 4-11 2017. Thanks so much.

9 Dave { 01.26.17 at 12:43 pm }

Candice, there’s no way to make forecasts that far ahead. Early May most years is still in the “dry season” but major fronts may chnage that.

10 Jackie a { 02.24.17 at 11:47 am }

Hi there. I am planning to go to orlando from August 13 2017 thru August 18. Should i move my dates? Im worried it will rain so bad that it will ruin everything

11 Dave { 02.26.17 at 7:06 am }

Jackie, it’s rare to see “rain so bad that it ruins everything.”

12 Rupali { 08.07.17 at 2:34 pm }

I am planning to visit Orlando from 19th to 22nd August 2017, I can see some thunderstorm and rain … Is it ok to still go or I will cancel my plan.

13 Dave { 08.08.17 at 5:49 am }

Rupali, weather always stinks in the summer. Any forecast more than 5 days out is not worth much, so be guided by long term averages until then, which would be hot, humid, brief afternoon thunderstorms, slight chance of hurricanes. More on August is here.

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