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Planning a Holiday to Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale is a place for sun worshippers and beach lovers with an average temperature of 90 in summer and 75 in winter. Year-round, the city has a great weather, perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying everything it has to offer. Combined with sun-drenched soft sands, clear waters and warm climate, the city attracts plenty of tourists year after year. Fort Lauderdale is a perfect destination anytime of the year, but there are a few months that need planning. Those who are interested in spending time on the beach, water adventures and taking in the rays, for them, November to April is a fulfilling and enjoyable time to visit Fort Lauderdale. While, on the other hand, people who are looking for great hotel deals and thin crowds, October to May is the time to visit Fort Lauderdale. 

This post provides a detailed insight into the different seasons Fort Lauderdale experiences and what each season has in store for residents and visitors alike.

Fort Lauderdale Harbor
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Winter Season in Fort Lauderdale (November through April)

Winter is the most preferred time of the year to visit Fort Lauderdale. The city experiences comfortable weather with sunny days and balmy and pleasant nights that is perfect to spend time on the beach, bask in the sun and indulge in outdoor activities. In this season, the beaches are crammed, wait lines at the restaurants are long and the hotel rates are steep.  Visitors keep pouring in during this season. Sidewalk cafes, beach bars and restaurants, and outdoor spots are teeming with tourist. It is that time of the year when Fort Lauderdale is steeped in the color, enthusiasm and zeal for fun and festivities.

Average Winter Temperature in Fort Lauderdale
Average high temperature during winter season in Fort Lauderdale hovers between 70s and 80s and average low temperature is in 60s; warm 

Clothes to Pack
  • Long sleeve light shirts, t-shirts
  • Long pants, jeans, Bermuda shorts
  • Light sweat jacket, heavy coat
  • Sunglasses, gloves, mittens and hat
  • Comfortable shoes, casual footwear, boots and sandals
Fort Lauderdale Winter Season Events and Festivals




Orange Blossom Festival Parade & Rodeo

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Craft Fair 


Summer Season in Fort Lauderdale (May through October)

Travelers on a tight budget and looking for the best hotel deals and thin crowds, summer season is the best time to visit Fort Lauderdale. The city is affordable in this season, but the weather is downright intense. With too much of moisture, frequent showers and sweltering heat, it isn’t the perfect time get outdoors. Summer is susceptible to tropical storms and hurricanes. On the upside, the hotel rates are low and crowds are less. To shield yourself, an umbrella and a raincoat is must, just in case it showers. 

Average Summer Temperature in Fort Lauderdale
Average temperature during summer season in Fort Lauderdale hovers between 80s and 90s and average low temperature is in 70s. 

Clothes to Pack
  • Light weight clothing
  • Tank tops, half-sleeve shirts, t-shirts
  • Bermuda pants, shorts, jeans, skirts, and mid and knee-length dresses
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Umbrella and a raincoat
  • Flip-flops, shoes, bellies and sneakers
Fort Lauderdale Summer Season Events and Festivals





Hollywood Jazz Festival
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