The best times to visit Downtown Fort Lauderdale for ideal weather are

November 19th to April 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



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Weather in Downtown Fort Lauderdale


Average temperatures in Downtown Fort Lauderdale vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.7°F (25.9°C) at night.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Downtown Fort Lauderdale Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Perceived Temperature (F)


Downtown Fort Lauderdale Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Downtown Fort Lauderdale Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 77 68.7 61.3
Feb 79.3 70.9 63.7
Mar 80.7 72.8 65.7
Apr 84.4 77.4 71.3
May 86.1 79.3 73.3
Jun 89.4 82.1 76.3
Jul 90.1 83.1 77.1
Aug 90.6 83.9 78
Sep 89 82.3 76.7
Oct 85.7 79.3 73.3
Nov 81.4 74.2 67.8
Dec 78.6 71.1 64.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25 20.4 16.3
Feb 26.3 21.6 17.6
Mar 27.1 22.7 18.7
Apr 29.1 25.2 21.8
May 30.1 26.3 22.9
Jun 31.9 27.8 24.6
Jul 32.3 28.4 25.1
Aug 32.6 28.8 25.6
Sep 31.7 27.9 24.8
Oct 29.8 26.3 22.9
Nov 27.4 23.4 19.9
Dec 25.9 21.7 18.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown Fort Lauderdale are March, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.

When can you find snow in Downtown Fort Lauderdale? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Downtown Fort Lauderdale (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2
Feb 11% 0 1.5
Mar 9% 0 1.8
Apr 21% 0 3.4
May 24% 0 6.5
Jun 32% 0 7.1
Jul 39% 0 8.7
Aug 35% 0 7
Sep 42% 0 8.2
Oct 24% 0 5.7
Nov 15% 0 4
Dec 16% 0 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 5.1
Feb 11 0 3.8
Mar 9 0 4.6
Apr 21 0 8.6
May 24 0 16.5
Jun 32 0 18
Jul 39 0 22.1
Aug 35 0 17.8
Sep 42 0 20.8
Oct 24 0 14.5
Nov 15 0 10.2
Dec 16 0 6.4


Humidity and Wind

Downtown Fort Lauderdale has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (59.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (71.9%).

Wind in Downtown Fort Lauderdale is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by March and May. November’s average wind speed of around 9 knots (10.3 MPH or 16.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Mar 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Apr 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
May 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 9 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Dec 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.3%
Feb 64.9%
Mar 59.6%
Apr 64.2%
May 64%
Jun 68.3%
Jul 69.4%
Aug 69.6%
Sep 71.9%
Oct 65.1%
Nov 64.2%
Dec 66.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown Fort Lauderdale?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL, US is July, followed by December and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Downtown Fort Lauderdale in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 59 in November means 59% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Downtown Fort Lauderdale Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 79.7°F (26.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 13 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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