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Summers in Orange Beach, Alabama get quite warm, frequently with highs in the 90s (about 35°C), but usually not much more than that, thanks to the nearby gulf. However, the water also results in high humidity, especially in the morning, which can get uncomfortable even if the temperatures are not extreme. In the winter, temperatures remain mild, with daytime temperatures of 50-60°F (10-15°C). Nights are a little chillier, around 40°F (5°C) but still above freezing with almost no snowfall. There is plenty of sunshine here, as sunny or partly sunny days make up more than half the year.
The Gulf Coast is very prone to summer hurricanes, and after the disaster of Katrina, local authorities have put new emphasis on making the beach safe for visitors. That being said, it is still a good idea to keep an eye on the weather forecast for potential storms and high waves that would make the beaches dangerous. Orange Beach is also vulnerable to tornadoes, though its coastal location makes the problem less serious than more inland parts of the state. Despite the weather problems, the best time to go to Orange Beach is still the summer, though perhaps visiting early or late in the season (such as June or September) would be good for avoiding excessive crowds.