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 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.
14 Days Weather Forecast for Ft Lauderdale
Best time to visit Fort Lauderdale
The city has a subtropical climate which means that temperatures are relatively stable throughout the year. The temperature doesn’t drop below 66F or 18.9C in any month, and most rain falls during the summer months. The lowest temperatures are in January when you can expect it to be around 74F or 23C. The hottest months are July and August, when temperatures are around 90F or 32.2C. Pack light clothing for the summer when it is hot and humid, and include a waterproof jacket. During winter you won’t need too many layers but it is worth taking a warmer jacket and some longer trousers as well as shorts.
Climate for Fort Lauderdale
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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.
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