Fort Lauderdale
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Fort Lauderdale, FL

A broad aerial view of the outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida, with a perfect skyline far out
A broad aerial view of the outstanding Fort Lauderdale in Florida, with a perfect skyline far out
December, the first month of the winter, in Fort Lauderdale, is still a warm 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, Florida, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November - a still moderately hot 75.4°F (24.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Fort Lauderdale, is 68.5°F (20.3°C).

Humidity

The most humid month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 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. In Fort Lauderdale, during the entire year, the rain falls for 179 days and collects up to 15.55" (395mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Fort Lauderdale, 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 10.5h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Fort Lauderdale.

Sunshine

January and December, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Fort Lauderdale are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in December in Fort Lauderdale?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 75.4°F (24.1°C), while the average low-temperature is 68.5°F (20.3°C).

What is the most humid month in Fort Lauderdale?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Fort Lauderdale?

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

How much does it rain in Fort Lauderdale in December?

In Fort Lauderdale, during December, the rain falls for 10.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.67" (17mm) of precipitation.

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 10.5h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

How many hours of daylight does Fort Lauderdale have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Fort Lauderdale is 10.5h.

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

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 in December in Fort Lauderdale is 6.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Fort Lauderdale?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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).

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%).

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 lowest rainfall) is January (0.39").

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 lowest number of rainy days is February (8.3 days).

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).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (74.2°F).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average daylight in December: 10.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.5h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.3h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6.3).

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

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