This report describes the typical weather at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average December 25. It is based on the historical records from 1998 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida has a tropical rainforest climate with no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (36%), marshes (20%), grasslands (17%), croplands (14%), and built-up areas (12%).
The temperature typically varies from 62°F to 74°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 80°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 1am to 9am with the coldest at 7am, at which time the temperature is below 70°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 11am to 5pm with the hottest at 2pm, at which time the temperature is above 70°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 10am and lost it again by 8pm.
On December 25 the Sun rises at 7:06am and sets at 5:36pm.
Solar noon is at 12:21pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 6:28am and sets at 8:15pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:04am and sets at 5:34pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 82 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:43am and 6:58pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 54 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:11am and 6:30pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 25 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:40am and 6:01pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 34 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 7:40am and 5:01pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover ranges from 23% (mostly clear) to 52% (partly cloudy).
At 11pm, the clearest time of the day, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.
At 1pm, the cloudiest time of the day, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 32% of the time.
The sky is typically clearing in earnest by 7pm.
The clouds have typically started forming in earnest by 7am.
There is a 32% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.038". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.175" and the total rarely exceeds 0.305".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (62% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), heavy rain (18%), and moderate rain (16%).
Precipitation is most likely around 3pm and least likely around 1am.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on December 25 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 60% (mildly humid) to 81% (humid), rarely dropping below 44% (comfortable), or exceeding 95% (very humid).
The air is driest at 2pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 6am, exceeding 74% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 56°F to 57°F with an average of 57°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 6 mph to 11 mph (light breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 2pm and is rarely outside the range 6 mph to 16 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze).
The wind is most calm around 4am, rarely exceeding 12 mph (gentle breeze).
The wind is most often out of the east (20% of the time), north west (14% of the time), south east (13% of the time), and north (11% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south west (4% of the time).