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The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Lauderdale are December, February and March. In Fort Lauderdale, there are 6 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. 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. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Fort Lauderdale. The humidity here has been described as oppressive or stifling in the summer.

Today's Weather - Fort Lauderdale, FL

8 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

77°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayMostly Cloudy79° / 70°SE 10 to 14 mph
SundaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms81° / 69°SE 5 to 10 mph
MondayChance Showers And Thunderstorms81° / 70°SE 2 to 9 mph
TuesdayPartly Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms81° / 71°SE 6 to 13 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms82° / 69°S 9 to 14 mph
ThursdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms81° / 69°S 7 to 12 mph
FridayMostly Sunny82° / 71°SE 7 to 13 mph

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


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Fort Lauderdale area is 2.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Florida.

2.3 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January76° 59°
February77° 61°
March79° 63°
April82° 67°
May86° 72°
June89° 75°
July90° 76°
August90° 77°
September89° 76°
October86° 73°
November81° 67°
December77° 62°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Fort Lauderdale
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January0070
February0070
March0080
April1070
May30100
June90160
July160160
August190170
September100170
October20120
November0090
December0080

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.

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Fort Lauderdale and South Florida are eclectic, which makes for a tough adjustment if you're from a homogenous area. The secret is to find the location of all the things  More

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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  More

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Over 9 years ago

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  More

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