Fort Lauderdale Water Temperature

Fort Lauderdale in Florida enjoys a picturesque setting on the Atlantic coast, and is known for its extensive canal network which gives it the nickname, the ‘Venice of America’.  The city is a favourite destination for those who want exceptional beaches as well as a bustling urban area with good shopping and entertainment.


It is easy to reach Fort Lauderdale from other parts of the US, and Interstate 95 connects the city with Jacksonville to the north and Miami and Palm Beach to the south, while the Florida Turnpike provides easy access to Orlando and the Florida Keys.

Fort Lauderdale is a city close to atlantic ocean. August is the month with the hottest water temperature at 85.8°F / 29.9°C. The coldest month is February with an ø water temperature of 76.1°F / 24.5°C. January is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and September with the highest precipitation in a year with 5.7in / 146mm. The avg. air temperature is around 82°F / 27.8°C, August is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 67.8°F / 19.9°C average air temperature. March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November would be the best time to visit. tropical rainforest climate would be the climate here.

Fort Lauderdale Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 80.6 °F / 27 °C
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 85.8°F / 29.9°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 76.1°F / 24.5°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: August with 82°F / 27.8°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 67.8°F / 19.9°C
Wettest Month: September with 5.7in / 146mm
Driest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity September with 80%
Lowest Humidity March with 67.2%
Best Time to Visit: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Climate Classification tropical rainforest climate

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August is the month with the highest water temperature at 85.8°F / 29.9°C. The month with the lowest is February with an average water temperature of 76.1°F / 24.5°C.

Fort Lauderdale is perfect for water sports all year round.  The region boasts warm waters that don’t alter drastically from month to month.  The water temperature from January to around mid March ranges from about 70F or 21C to 74F or 23C, while from mid March to November it is approximately 75F or 23.8C to 78F or 25.5C.  These pleasant conditions make the area extremely popular for surfing, snorkelling, swimming and sailing whatever the month.


Fort Lauderdale Weather Forecast for the next 14 Days

Date Weather High Temp. Low Temp. Rain? Windspeed Precipitation Humidity
Dec 05.
Partly Cloudy
73 °F
23 °C
59 °F
15 °C
0 %
10.6 mph
17 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
52%
Dec 06.
Partly Cloudy
72 °F
22 °C
61 °F
16 °C
0 %
9.3 mph
15 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
58%
Dec 07.
Sunny
68 °F
20 °C
57 °F
14 °C
0 %
11.8 mph
19 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
54%
Dec 08.
Partly Cloudy
72 °F
22 °C
63 °F
17 °C
0 %
11.2 mph
18 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
48%
Dec 09.
Sunny
70 °F
21 °C
57 °F
14 °C
0 %
11.2 mph
18 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
41%
Dec 10.
Patchy rain nearby
68 °F
20 °C
61 °F
16 °C
78 %
12.4 mph
20 km/h
0.1 inch
3.1 mm
59%
Dec 11.
Partly Cloudy
75 °F
24 °C
63 °F
17 °C
0 %
9.3 mph
15 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
53%
Date Weather High Temp. Low Temp. Rain? Windspeed Precipitation Humidity
Dec 12.
Partly Cloudy
81 °F
27 °C
73 °F
23 °C
0 %
17.4 mph
28 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
72%
Dec 13.
Partly Cloudy
77 °F
25 °C
73 °F
23 °C
0 %
13.7 mph
22 km/h
0 inch
0.1 mm
61%
Dec 14.
Patchy rain nearby
77 °F
25 °C
63 °F
17 °C
88 %
15.5 mph
25 km/h
0.1 inch
1.5 mm
75%
Dec 15.
Patchy rain nearby
79 °F
26 °C
73 °F
23 °C
84 %
9.3 mph
15 km/h
0 inch
0.3 mm
65%
Dec 16.
Patchy rain nearby
75 °F
24 °C
55 °F
13 °C
74 %
24.9 mph
40 km/h
0.1 inch
2.4 mm
63%
Dec 17.
Patchy rain nearby
57 °F
14 °C
46 °F
8 °C
62 %
21.7 mph
35 km/h
0 inch
0.2 mm
53%
Dec 18.
Partly Cloudy
70 °F
21 °C
55 °F
13 °C
0 %
14.9 mph
24 km/h
0 inch
0 mm
57%

Fort Lauderdale weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

76.6 67.8 60.4 0 0 68.8%

February

78.1 69.8 61.9 0.2 1 69.8%

March

79 71.4 64.2 0 0 67.2%

April

82.4 74.7 67.8 0.1 0 68.2%

May

83.8 77.5 71.1 2.4 5 72.2%

June

86.2 80.2 74.8 5.3 20 79%

July

87.3 81.7 76.8 4.1 20 78.8%

August

87.4 82 77.5 5.1 23 79.2%

September

86.2 80.8 76.5 5.7 24 80%

October

84.4 78.1 72 3.6 0 75.2%

November

80.8 73.6 66.4 0.3 1 70.3%

December

77.4 70.9 63.7 0.6 2 72.1%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

24.8 19.9 15.8 0 0 68.8%

February

25.6 21 16.6 5 1 69.8%

March

26.1 21.9 17.9 0 0 67.2%

April

28 23.7 19.9 2.4 0 68.2%

May

28.8 25.3 21.7 61.7 5 72.2%

June

30.1 26.8 23.8 135.5 20 79%

July

30.7 27.6 24.9 105.4 20 78.8%

August

30.8 27.8 25.3 129.1 23 79.2%

September

30.1 27.1 24.7 146 24 80%

October

29.1 25.6 22.2 92.3 0 75.2%

November

27.1 23.1 19.1 8.2 1 70.3%

December

25.2 21.6 17.6 15.5 2 72.1%
January is the driest at 0in / 0mm and September the wettest month with 5.7in / 146mm. With an average temperature of 82°F / 27.8°C, August is the warmest month in a year. January is the coldest with 67.8°F / 19.9°C average temperature.

Best attractions in Fort Lauderdale

Take a water taxi on the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway to see the beautiful waterside mansions and view the city from a different perspective. Fort Lauderdale beach with its famous Strip is one of the most popular in the eastern US, and was the original Spring Break destination.

Since the end of the 1980’s Spring Break is less of an issue and the Strip now attracts a more upmarket clientele to its many bustling bars and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard. However, you can still visit the Elbo Room which was featured in the film ‘Where the Boys Are’ in the 1960’s and was one of the original Spring Break bars. Be sure to visit Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop; it is a massive indoor market with the biggest, 13 screen drive in movie complex in the country, or enjoy the relaxing life on the ocean wave with a sailing trip.

Activities & POI in Fort Lauderdale

Type of Activity List
Beach Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Pier 66 Marina, Sunrise Marina, NSU Vessel Basin, USCG Vessel Basin, Lauderdale Marina
Attraction Tacos Hooked Up Sportfishing, Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides, Sunrise Paddleboards, Flyboard Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Beach, K1 speed, Bateau, Las Olas Boulevard
Golf Course Coral Ridge Country Club

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