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Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida City Info
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Population:                  303,447

 

Elevation:                    48 feet above sea level

 

Land Area:                   112.1 square miles

 

Location:                     Located in the central western part of Florida, 60 miles southwest of Orlando, near I-4 from the east, and I-75 from the north and south

 

Time Zone:                  Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Tampa, it’s 11:00am in Chicago and 9:00am in Los Angeles)

 

Weather:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

61.3

62.7

67.4

71.5

77.6

81.5

82.5

82.7

81.6

75.8

69.3

63.3

High temperature (°F)

70.1

71.6

76.3

80.6

86.3

89.0

89.8

90.0

89.0

84.0

77.9

72.0

Low temperature (°F)

52.4

53.8

58.4

62.4

68.9

73.9

75.3

75.4

74.3

67.6

60.7

54.7

Precipitation (in)

2.4

2.7

2.9

1.8

2.9

5.7

6.5

7.7

6.6

2.3

1.7

2.4

 

Climate:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precip.

7

7

7

5

6

12

16

16

13

7

5

6

Wind speed (mph)

8.6

9.1

9.4

9.2

8.6

7.9

7.1

6.9

7.6

8.3

8.2

8.3

Morning humidity (%)

87

86

87

86

85

86

87

90

91

89

88

88

Afternoon humidity (%)

60

57

55

52

53

60

64

65

63

58

58

60

Sunshine (%)

63

65

71

75

75

67

62

61

61

65

64

61

Days clear of clouds

10

9

11

11

11

6

3

3

5

11

12

10

Partly cloudy days

10

9

10

11

13

14

16

17

14

10

10

10

Cloudy days

12

10

10

8

8

10

12

11

11

9

9

11

Snowfall (in)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Local Seasons:           

 

As a major business location, Tampa tends to busy year round. Considering its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and numerous local attractions (as well as those in nearby Orlando), summers can be quite busy.  With mild temperatures year round, this city is a paradise for anyone enjoying the out of doors.  Winters are quite pleasant.  With high temperatures rarely above 75 F and lows rarely under 60 F, it’s a perfect time for taking part in any of the many outdoor activities, whether it’s attending a professional sports game, fishing, visiting one of the many attractions, or just reading a book by the pool.  Spring and fall afford great opportunities for sunshine with temperatures being quite comfortable for any activity.  Summer can be hot and humid so be sure to drink plenty of water and dress accordingly.

 

 

Getting There:

 

By Air

 

Tampa International Airport

813-870-8770

Conveniently located only 5 miles northwest of downtown Tampa, the airport is served by most of the major airlines and many of the regional carriers as well.

 

Clearwater – St. Petersburg Airport

727-535-7600

Approximately 30 minutes west of Tampa, the airport is served by a limited number of airlines.

 

By Car

 

Major routes into Tampa are I-75 from the north (Atlanta) and south (Miami and Sarasota), and I-4 from the east (Orlando).

 

By Train

 

Amtrak
601 Nebraska Avenue North

Tampa, FL 33602
813-221-7600 or 800-872-7245

Tampa’s Amtrak Station offers strong north-south connections as well as links to nationwide rail travel. Amtrak’s AutoTrain offers daily service to passengers and vehicles traveling between Washington, D.C. and Orlando and a major highway delivers drivers directly to Tampa in just over an hour’s time.

 

By Bus:

 

Greyhound
Greyhound Lines, Inc. is located in Tampa at 610 Polk Street (near the corner of Pierce Street)
610 Polk Street

Tampa, FL 33602
813-229-2174 or 800-231-2222

 

Getting Around:

 

By far, the easiest way to get around the city is by car, either personal or rental.  Most of the rental car companies have facilities both at the airport and throughout the city.  Taxi cabs are another alternative.

 

National Holidays:

 

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31