Hi how do you think the weather will be in September this year were going the 13th-21st.
Dad’s Weatherman Answer
Angie, I’m not a weatherman. I don’t play one on TV. But I do have a few things to say about the weather at WDW.
In September there could be rain… – Photo by Laurie Sapp
September is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. The fall festivities are beginning, the weather is cooling off from the unbearable summer heat, and the crowds are predictably some of the lowest of the year. The weather, on the other hand, is all over the place.
It’s the start of fall but it’s still Florida – expect hot summery temperatures and a fair bit of humidity – less than the summer in Florida, but as hot or hotter than many other parts of the country in the summer. And with humidity comes those classic Florida thunderstorms.
It’s the middle of hurricane season too – don’t panic, that’s not as bad as it sounds. Hurricanes don’t often make their way all the way inland to Orlando, and when they do, Disney is good at keeping guests safe – occasionally the parks do close down in the event of inclement weather, so be prepared for that possibility.
…or there could be sun – Photo by Matthew Cooper
Another thing to look out for is the pesky love bugs – those little guys can sure be annoying to deal with on vacation.
However, the weather in WDW during September can also be beautiful! My daughter, The Princess, and one of our team members, Stephanie, have both visited in September with ideal weather, no hurricanes, and no love bugs.
Like Dad said before, I’m no weatherman – but according to the Framers Almanac the weather should include thunder storms, heat, and humidity, but you should steer clear of hurricane threats.
Always keep an eye on the weather at WDW – check the forecast out each morning and try to schedule your day accordingly (for instance, if it’s calling for storms starting at 8pm, try to get as much done during the day as you can and plan to stay indoors having dinner and seeing attractions indoor attractiosn later!).
For folks visiting in September who plan to take part in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Night of Joy, or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, it may not be possible to avoid rough weather and still get to participate in the activities you’ve booked. In that case, grab a poncho and a smile, and remember – you’re in Disney World, it’s not all bad!
Dad’s Bottom Line
Angie, even if Dad were a weatherman, there would be no way to say exactly what you can expect on your trip. Two weeks before, keep an eye on the forecast and monitor them each day to optimize your trip. Hot, rainy, humid, or stormy, you can still have a great time at the most magical place on earth!