Welcome to Florida: Here’s what you need to know about our weather

“Winter,” “spring,” “summer” and “fall” are words we use loosely. There are really only two seasons here: wet and dry. The wet season, when South Florida gets 70% of its annual rainfall, is May 15 to Oct. 15. The rainy season has three sub-seasons: mid-May through early June, the stormiest time; early July through mid-August, the hottest; and late August through mid-October, which has the highest rainfall due to tropical systems and early-season cold fronts.