October weather forecast
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Weather in October

October, the same as September, is a moderately hot autumn month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with an average temperature ranging between max 82.6°F (28.1°C) and min 77°F (25°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a still moderately hot 82.6°F (28.1°C). In October, in Fort Lauderdale, the average low-temperature is 77°F (25°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in October is estimated at a tropical 88.5°F (31.4°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, wind, pregnancy). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in October is 74%.

Rainfall

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during 16.5 rainfall days, 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Fort Lauderdale, there are 179 rainfall days, and 15.55" (395mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature is 82.9°F (28.3°C).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in October in Fort Lauderdale is 11h and 32min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 7:07 pm. On the last day of October, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sunrise is at 7:28 am and sunset at 6:39 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 6.7h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in October interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, in October, the average high-temperature is 82.6°F (28.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 77°F (25°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in October is estimated at 88.5°F (31.4°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Fort Lauderdale?

The average relative humidity in October in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is 74%.

How many days does it rain in October in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during October, the rain falls for 16.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Fort Lauderdale?

In October, the average ocean temperature in Fort Lauderdale is 82.9°F (28.3°C). Water temperature between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

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

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average day length in October is 11h and 32min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Fort Lauderdale?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 7:07 pm. On the last day of the month, in Fort Lauderdale, sunrise is at 7:28 am and sunset at 6:39 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Fort Lauderdale have in October?

In October, the average sunshine duration in Fort Lauderdale is 6.7h.

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

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average temperature in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average high temperature in October: 82.6°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 October: 77°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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average pressure in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average pressure in October: 29.95"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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average wind speed in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average wind speed in October: 10.8mph

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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average humidity in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average humidity in October: 74%

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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average rainfall in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.5"

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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average rainfall days in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average rainfall days in October: 16.5 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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average sea temperature in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average sea temperature in October: 82.9°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 October /
Average sunshine in October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11h 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 October: 6h and 42min

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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average sunshine days in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average sunshine days in October: 9.5 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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average UV index in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average UV index in October: 6

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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average cloud cover in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average cloud cover in October: 35

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 October
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Average visibility in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average visibility in October: 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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