when we went over christmas and new year last year it was very cold and we asked the the manager why it was so cold, bearing in mind i always think of florida as the sunshine state and i was surprised when the manager said that it was there winter from december through to late march and it was cold and was even more surprised when it said that the locals dress for the cold and brits and people who come from outside of the states always in shorts even in the cold.
i suppose when the sun is out but still cold they still count that towards the sunshine state
we went over over xmas for some sunshine and was surprised by how cold it was and will now only visit from april through to november just to make sure that i get the hot wearther that i like
but some people might like the cold and should pack for the cold and not make the mistake that i made of not taking any warm clothes but went with shorts etc.
if going from dec-march take clothes that can be worn in layers and taken off when it gets hot and put on when it gets cold