December weather forecast
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida
The outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Fort Lauderdale, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 75.4°F (24.1°C) and an average low of 68.5°F (20.3°C).

Temperature

In Fort Lauderdale, the average high-temperature in December is relatively the same as in November - a still moderately hot 75.4°F (24.1°C). In December, the average low-temperature is 68.5°F (20.3°C).

Humidity

The most humid month in Fort Lauderdale is December, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

Rainfall

In Fort Lauderdale, in December, it is raining for 10.4 days, with typically 0.67" (17mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 179 rainfall days, and 15.55" (395mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in December, the average water temperature is 76.1°F (24.5°C).
Note: For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 73.4°F (23°C) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 76.1°F (24.5°C).

Daylight

With an average of 10h and 32min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Fort Lauderdale.
On the first day of December in Fort Lauderdale, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 5:28 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 5:39 pm EST.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Fort Lauderdale. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Fort Lauderdale?

The most humid month is December, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

What is the average humidity in December in Fort Lauderdale?

In December, the average relative humidity in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is 75%.

How much does it rain in Fort Lauderdale in December?

In December, the rain falls for 10.4 days. Throughout December, 0.67" (17mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in December in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average seawater temperature in December is 76.1°F (24.5°C). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 73.4°F (23°C) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 76.1°F (24.5°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Fort Lauderdale?

With an average of 10h and 32min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Fort Lauderdale.

What is the average length of the day in December in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average day length in December is 10h and 32min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Fort Lauderdale?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 5:28 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 5:39 pm EST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Fort Lauderdale?

The months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Fort Lauderdale?

The average sunshine duration in December is 6.3h.

When is the lowest UV index in Fort Lauderdale?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in December in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average temperature in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average high temperature in December: 75.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (87.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (73°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 68.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (82°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (64.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average pressure in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average pressure in December: 30.08"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.11"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are September and October (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average wind speed in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average wind speed in December: 10.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (11.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.8mph).

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Average humidity in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average humidity in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (69%).

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Average rainfall in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average rainfall in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.67"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.68").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.39").

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Average rainfall days in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average rainfall days in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (23.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average sea temperature in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 76.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.3°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (74.2°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average daylight in December: 10h and 32min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 45min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 32min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 54min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average sunshine days in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average sunshine days in December: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (3.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average UV index in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average UV index in December: 5

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average cloud cover in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average cloud cover in December: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 35).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in December
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average visibility in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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