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Warm enough?

Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews
Warm enough?

We just recently booked 5 days at the Holiday Inn Resort from 3/26-3/31. We have never been to the panhandle before. Over previous yrs we have been to Daytona, Cocoa, and St. Augustine during this time of year. The weather has always been great and we have had no issues with water temp. Is the weather/water temp that different from what we would get in these areas? I'm worried now as I keep hearing how cold it is and I don't want to be in a sweatshirt the whole time!


Chicago, Illinois
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1. Re: Warm enough?

We will be in the panhandle the same week and the weather forecast (as of today) looks perfect. Mid to upper 70s. Fingers crossed it holds!

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366 posts
41 reviews
2. Re: Warm enough?

weather should be fine, the area experienced the cold snap that most of the eastern third of the country felt this week. Water temp is still quite cool, low 60s, wouldn't expect it to warm up much between now and then.

Marco Island...
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593 posts
130 reviews
3. Re: Warm enough?

Bring warm clothes! My family had to buy sweatshirts and hoodies this week. The nights are are downright cold and the water is too cold to enter. Depending on ones weight or age this can vary. You will have a blast! Just be prepared!

Cozumel, Mexico
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10 reviews
4. Re: Warm enough?

Water temps in the Gulf are showing as warmer than the St. Augustine area. Highs during your stay look like mid to upper 70's and lows in the 50-60's. We see peeps on the beach wrapped up in blankets and others swimming in the Gulf, so different strokes for different folks!

We just had 3 really cold nights here in FWB but hopefully those are gone for good and your trip will be perfect!

Fort Walton Beach...
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5. Re: Warm enough?

Gulf temps never fell below 72 this year. And warming quickly. Good news for tourists. Bad for hurricanes.

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