November 2020 weather was warm with slightly fall-like temperatures in the early morning hours. The average temperature was a comfortable 72 degrees, which was 5 degrees higher than the average temperature of 67 degrees in November 2019. Sixteen days in the month reached 80 degrees or over. The highest recorded temperature was 86 degrees and the lowest recorded temperature was 52 degrees. The average high temperature was 80 degrees and the average low temperature was 63 degrees.
Central Floridians experienced cooler temperatures in the low to mid-50s early and later in the month. Rainfall was higher than average at 4.22 inches for the month due in part to Tropical Storm Eta. The average rainfall for November is 2.5 inches. Rainfall in November 2019 was only 1.2 inches.
SECO Energy’s service area received its first tropical storm activity of 2020 when Tropical Storm Eta brought heavy rains and winds to the area on November 12. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season broke records with the most named storms in the year. Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on November 30.
The December 2020 forecast calls for a cold snap the first week of the month with temperatures dipping into the 30s. High temperatures are forecast in the low 60s to 70s with low temperatures in the mid 40s. Expect a traditional Florida Christmas with temperatures in the high 60s during the day and mid 40s at night.
Before winter temperatures arrive, consider scheduling an HVAC tune-up. Regular maintenance helps your unit run more efficiently and can diagnose small issues before they become bigger problems.
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.