Venus, Florida

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Venus, Florida
Unincorporated community
Venus, Florida is located in Florida
Venus, Florida
Venus, Florida
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°4′0.84″N 81°21′24.84″W / 27.0669000°N 81.3569000°W / 27.0669000; -81.3569000Coordinates: 27°4′0.84″N 81°21′24.84″W / 27.0669000°N 81.3569000°W / 27.0669000; -81.3569000
Country United States
State Florida
County Highlands County
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 863

Venus is an unincorporated community in southeastern Highlands County, Florida, United States.

Lake Placid, Florida is the nearest town to the north. Palmdale, Florida, another unincorporated community, is to the south. Hunting and fishing are popular recreations.

The Venus Project has its research center located here, and is derived from the name of the community.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification, Venus has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) consisting of hot, humid summers with frequent rainfall and warm, dry winters. Venus has a distinct precipitation pattern of June through September being the wet season and October through May being the dry season.


Venus is about 25 miles from Lake Okeechobee and about 60 miles from either the west coast or the east coast of Florida. This makes it one of the furthest inland locations in the state. Due to its inland location, diurnal ranges are very high compared to other areas along the Florida peninsula. Temperatures drop quickly at night and frost should be expected several times during the winter months.


Climate data for Venus, Florida (Archbold Biological Station), 1981−2010 normals, extremes 1969−present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 89
(32)
92
(33)
94
(34)
98
(37)
100
(38)
102
(39)
103
(39)
101
(38)
99
(37)
97
(36)
96
(36)
90
(32)
103
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 73.5
(23.1)
76.5
(24.7)
80.0
(26.7)
84.3
(29.1)
89.4
(31.9)
91.4
(33)
92.4
(33.6)
92.2
(33.4)
90.3
(32.4)
86.1
(30.1)
80.1
(26.7)
75.1
(23.9)
84.28
(29.05)
Average low °F (°C) 46.5
(8.1)
48.8
(9.3)
52.1
(11.2)
55.1
(12.8)
61.2
(16.2)
67.7
(19.8)
68.7
(20.4)
69.6
(20.9)
69.1
(20.6)
63.0
(17.2)
56.0
(13.3)
50.1
(10.1)
58.99
(14.99)
Record low °F (°C) 13
(−11)
18
(−8)
20
(−7)
27
(−3)
36
(2)
50
(10)
58
(14)
60
(16)
55
(13)
34
(1)
27
(−3)
16
(−9)
13
(−11)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.92
(48.8)
2.55
(64.8)
3.77
(95.8)
2.25
(57.2)
3.41
(86.6)
8.20
(208.3)
8.20
(208.3)
8.31
(211.1)
6.46
(164.1)
3.18
(80.8)
1.98
(50.3)
1.92
(48.8)
52.15
(1,324.9)
Source: [1]

Tropical Storm Debby[edit]

On June 24, 2012, Venus was struck by an EF-2 tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debby resulting in one death and property damage.[2][3]

Businesses[edit]

Delray Plants Co., an indoor foliage plant greenhouse, is located here. Consolidated Citrus LP is located here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Venus Project Research Center Retrieved on June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tropical Storm Debby: Seven confirmed tornadoes in Tampa Bay area". WFTS. June 27, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Skrzypek, Jeff (June 25, 2012). "Heather Town, Venus mom, shields child during tornado, dies". WPTV. Retrieved August 8, 2013.