Time Zone and Climate Type of Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, Florida is located in the EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) time zone, UTC/GMT -5 hours. The sunrise is at 06:44 and the sunset at 17:43 for the moment of the beginning of November 2018. The length of the day is 10 hours 59 minutes. Greenwich, UK is 5 hours ahead of Sarasota, Florida.

Sarasota, Florida is located on the border of humid subtropical and a tropical savanna climate. That makes an environment in Sarasota quite hot and humid during the summer and warm and dry during the winter. The dry season in that area lasts from October until May. Meanwhile, the rainy season continues June through September.

The hot season lasts from May 21 to October 7, while, the cold season falls onto the period from December 9 to March 2.

The city gets about 56 inches of rain annually; meanwhile, the average precipitation level across the United States is 39 inches per year. However, there are 0 inches of snowfall per year in Sarasota.

The annual highest temperature is 81.8 °F, while the lowest temperature might fall to 64.2 °F.

Therefore, the best period of the year to visit Sarasota is late February through mid-May or also from late October through early December.