Let's Talk About Tropical South Florida Weather
On average, it rains 180 days a year in South Florida resulting in 62 inches of rain annually. Florida is also the "lightning" capital of the world! It is not uncommon for us to have thunder and lightening storms almost daily, 4-5 months a year. The close proximity of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean make the Sunshine State a breeding ground for thunderstorms. During the summer, sea breeze fronts are a prolific producer of thunderstorms each afternoon. Brewster spends most of these months very depressed and anxious. To make it even more difficult, tropical weather changes quickly and without warning. During the summer months, Tim and I rarely leave the house together if the weather is not bright and sunny.
As painful as it is to part with Brewster, we have come to realize that South Florida is a bad location for our sweet boy. After doing a lot of research, Southern California seems like a great match! Many cities in this area have less than 10 inches of rain per year and thunder storms are infrequent. A change of climate would provide a marked improvement in Brewster's life!
South Florida Weather
Average Annual Rainfall 62"
Average Number of Days with Precipitation: 180
Most Rain Reported in a Month: 26"
Florida has 1,414,284 lightening strikes per year
San Diego Weather
Average Annual Rainfall 10.3"
Average Number of Days with Precipitation: 41
Most Rain Reported in a Month: 9.1"
Lightening is so infrequent that data was hard to find!