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

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

Temperature

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

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a hot 88.5°F (31.4°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the 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', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Fort Lauderdale is 74%.

Rainfall

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

Ocean temperature

In October, the average ocean temperature in Fort Lauderdale is 82.9°F (28.3°C).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the average length of the day is 11.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Fort Lauderdale is 6.7h.

UV index

In Fort Lauderdale, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

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). In October, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is evaluated at 88.5°F (31.4°C).

What is the average humidity in October in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, the average relative humidity in October is 74%.

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

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in October, it is raining for 16.5 days, with typically 1.5" (38mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in October in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in October, the average water temperature is 82.9°F (28.3°C). 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.

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

In October, the average length of the day is 11.5h.

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

The average sunshine in October in Fort Lauderdale is 6.7h.

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

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
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).

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%).

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 lowest rainfall) is January (0.39").

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

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Average daylight in October: 11.5h

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 October: 6.7h

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

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).