Fort Lauderdale, FL 

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Climate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL has a delightful climate year-round. The city sits in a tropical monsoon climate zone, with hot and humid summers and warm, sunny winters. The average temperature in the summer months is around 91 °F (33 °C), while the winter months average around 73 °F (23 °C). Rainfall is evenly spread throughout the year, with an average of 4.7 inches per month. Fort Lauderdale's humidity levels are high during the summer months, making it necessary to wear light clothing and stay hydrated. In the winter months, temperatures are more mild, making it pleasant for outdoor activities.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida gets 63 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Lauderdale averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 246 sunny days per year in Fort Lauderdale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Lauderdale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 134 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 59
Rain: averages 63 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Lauderdale is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.

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Summer   /   Winter
February, December and March are the most pleasant months in Fort Lauderdale, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Lauderdale, FloridaUnited States
  62.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  133.6 days106.2 days
  246 days205 days
  3 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Fort Lauderdale with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Fort Lauderdale, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Lauderdale are December, February and March.

In Fort Lauderdale, there are 60.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Lauderdale with an average of 58.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Florida.

In Fort Lauderdale, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Florida.

In Fort Lauderdale, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

Humidity in Fort Lauderdale is significant throughout the year, and miserable in the summer. The humidity here has been described as oppressive or stifling in the summer. The humid season extends from April-November and the most comfortable months are December-March.

June is the wettest month in Fort Lauderdale with 9.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 62.8 inches in Fort Lauderdale means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.

September is the rainiest month in Fort Lauderdale with 17.1 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. There are 133.6 rainy days annually in Fort Lauderdale, which is one of the rainiest places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 37% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Fort Lauderdale, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Fort Lauderdale.

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    Reviews for Fort Lauderdale    64 Reviews
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    A Diverse city with good and bad points - 10/28/2016
    Like any city, Fort Lauderdale has it's good points and it's bad. On the good side you can't beat the weather here, especially October to June. No snow and no winter... Read More

    Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
    My husband I are are from Illinois and Indiana. We moved here five years ago and we still HATE it! In the Midwest people are friendly and care about others. I can't... Read More

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