Sunrise, Florida 

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Climate in Sunrise, Florida

Sunrise, Florida gets 64 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Sunrise. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sunrise gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 136 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 57
Rain: averages 64 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sunrise is 6.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Florida.

6.3 / 10
December, March and February are the most pleasant months in Sunrise, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sunrise, FloridaUnited States
  64.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  135.8 days106.2 days
  244 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 Sunrise with an average high temperature of 90.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. In Sunrise, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sunrise are March, December and February.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sunrise with an average of 57.3°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Sunrise, there are 66.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.

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

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

June is the wettest month in Sunrise with 9.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is December with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 64.0 inches in Sunrise means that it is one of the wettest places in Florida.

September is the rainiest month in Sunrise with 17.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 135.8 rainy days annually in Sunrise, 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 16% chance of a rainy day.

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

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    Reviews for Sunrise    6 Reviews
    Quality of Life - 1/10/2012
    I absolutely love living in Sunrise. I wish that I could stay but the am about to retire and cannot afford to live here on my retirement. It is a great city and very... Read More

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    Moving to south Florida, try to decide exactly whe - 9/9/2011
    We will be moving to south Florida sometime shortly after first of 2012. We just can't decide exactly where. We are a couple in our middle 50"s, like to shop, eat &... Read More

    Climate - 1/30/2009
    The climate in Sunrise, Fl is wonderful. We can go swimming before May, usually during Spring Break as long as we don't (yes, as we Florida's call it) get a cold front.... Read More

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