Oakland Park, FL 

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Climate in Oakland Park, FL

Oakland Park, FL has a typically tropical climate. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures usually reaching the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The wet season starts in May and lasts until October. During this time, there are frequent afternoon thunderstorms that can provide relief from the heat. Winters in Oakland Park tend to be mild and pleasant with temperatures rarely dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The average annual rainfall is around 61 inches making it a very green and lush area year round.

Oakland Park, Florida gets 62 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Oakland Park averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 250 sunny days per year in Oakland Park. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Oakland Park gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 138 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 58
Rain: averages 62 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Oakland Park 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 Oakland Park, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Oakland Park, FloridaUnited States
  61.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  137.6 days106.2 days
  250 days205 days
  7 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 Oakland Park with an average high temperature of 90.9°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. In Oakland Park, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Oakland Park are February, December and March.

In Oakland Park, there are 72.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Oakland Park with an average of 58.3°. This is one of the warmest places in Florida.

In Oakland Park, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Oakland Park, 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 Oakland Park 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.

September is the wettest month in Oakland Park with 9.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 2.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 61.7 inches in Oakland Park means that it is wetter than most places in Florida.

September is the rainiest month in Oakland Park with 17.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.7 rainy days. There are 137.6 rainy days annually in Oakland Park, 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 Oakland Park, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Oakland Park.

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