Precipitation in June 2021 was higher than average leading to a soggy but hot month. The highest daily temperature measured in at 94 degrees, and the lowest temperature came in at 67 degrees. While June 1, 2021, is the official start of Atlantic hurricane season, our area was left unscathed by tropical storms or hurricanes this month (though Elsa changed that in early July).
June was also the official start of summer and the hot temperatures and daily afternoon thunderstorms have arrived. High temps reached over 90 degrees 16 days this month. Members will likely notice an increase in their June electric usage due to the higher temperatures during the day that stretch into the evening.
For June 2021 the average temperature was 82 degrees, which was the same as the average temperature in June 2020. The average high temperature was 90 degrees, and the average low temperature was 73. Total precipitation this month measured 8.6 inches compared to 6.1 inches in June last year. The average rainfall in June is 6.13 inches.
Again, members will likely see an increase in their energy usage for June 2021. Both the average monthly temperature and average low and high temperatures have increased from May 2021. Both the average temperature and the average low temperature are 4 degrees, and the average high is up 2 degrees. Hotter temperatures mean HVACs will run for longer periods of time and more frequently to keep the temperatures cool inside. Daily temperature fluctuations also increase HVAC usage. The highest daily temperature fluctuation in June was 24 degrees.
Florida’s rainy season continues into September with almost daily thunderstorms that bring rain, lightning and wind. Daily highs will reach 90 degrees and above with lows in the 70s.
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To check historical usage, log into SmartHub to view past bills and consumption charts. If your usage is high, SECO offers several energy-efficiency tools to help you identify energy wasters. Take the Home Energy Assessment to receive a detailed email tailored to your home’s features and lifestyle. The energy-saving advice will provide low-cost ways to decrease your usage – and your electric bill.
To easily calculate how much energy your appliances, lighting, electronic devices, and other energy-using items in your home consume, use the Energy Estimator.