Fort Lauderdale Weather

Average monthly temperature and rainfall in Fort Lauderdale

Gentle waves, palm trees and a lifeguard station on Fort Lauderdale's sandy beach.
••• Sunny weather and swaying palms provide the perfect beach atmosphere in Fort Lauderdale. © Tim O'Brien/flickr

It wasn't just the party atmosphere that turned Fort Lauderdale into a popular spring break destination for college students for so many years. Fort Lauderdale, located in Southeast Florida, with an overall average high temperature of 84° and an average low of 67° has nearly perfect weather to go with their picture perfect beaches.

If you're wondering what to pack for your vacation or getaway to Fort Lauderdale, shorts and sandals will keep you comfortable in the summer and help you beat the Florida heat.

Nothing more than a sweater will usually keep you warm enough in the winter unless you'll be out on the water. Of course, don't forget your bathing suit. Although the Atlantic Ocean can get a bit chilly in the winter, soaking up the sunshine is not out of the question.

On average Fort Lauderdale's warmest month is July and January is the average coolest month. The maximum average rainfall usually falls in June. Of course, Florida weather is unpredictable so you may experience higher or lower temperatures or more rainfall than the average.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. If you plan on visiting Florida during hurricane season, keep your family safe and protect your vacation investment with these helpful tips for traveling during hurricane season. Tropical storms can range from simple rain makers to highly destructive forces of nature, so it is important to be prepared whether you live in Florida or are simply visiting.

If you're looking for more specific weather information, refer to these average monthly temperatures, rainfall and Atlantic Ocean temperatures for Fort Lauderdale:

January

  • Average High: 76° F
  • Average Low: 59° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.94 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 74.2° F

February

  • Average High Temperature: 77° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 60° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.70 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 74.1° F

March

  • Average High Temperature: 79° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 63° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.80 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 75.8° F

April

  • Average High Temperature: 82° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 66° F
  • Average Precipitation: 3.91 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 78.6° F

May

  • Average High Temperature: 86° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 71° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.33 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 80.8° F

June

  • Average High Temperature: 88° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 74° F
  • Average Precipitation: 10.01 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 83° F

July

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.70 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 84.9° F

August

  • Average High Temperature: 90° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 76° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.88 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 86.1° F

September

  • Average High Temperature: 89° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 75° F
  • Average Precipitation: 8.26 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 85.1° F

October

  • Average High Temperature: 86° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 72° F
  • Average Precipitation: 6.44 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 82.7° F

November

  • Average High Temperature: 81° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 67° F
  • Average Precipitation: 4.57 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 78.8° F

December

  • Average High Temperature: 77° F
  • Average Low Temperature: 62° F
  • Average Precipitation: 2.65 inches
  • Average Ocean Temperature: 76.1° F

Visit weather.com for current weather conditions, 5- or 10-day forecast and more.

If you're planning a Florida vacation or getaway, find out more about weather, events and crowd levels from our month-by-month guides.