There is really no bad time to visit Gulf Shores, the weather permits many outdoor activities year round. With an average temperature of 68 year round , Gulf shores offers Gentle Gulf breezes all year round. The average temperature in january is 50, and the average in the Month of July is 82.  There are several days of over 90 that will make the most of the sunny weather that Gulf Shores is graced with. The yearly average of rainfall is 68 inches.  The average days of cloud coverage is 4 days a month so that affords many days to enjoy the gulf sunshine. The off season can be a good time to visit the gulf shores area, cooler days and better rates on vacation rentals. People come to the Gulf in the winter to enjoy the less crowded times , they are known as snow birds.  Hurrican season starts june 1st and ends November 30th. Always be on the lookout for tropical weather, as tropical storms and hurricanes can form and get strong in the warm waters of the gulf.