Average Weather in October at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Florida, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 87°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 76°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 79°F.
For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport typically range from 78°F to 90°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 60°F to 75°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in October
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The month of October at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 59% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on July 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on March 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 48% and ending it at 25%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 63% on August 24, and its lowest chance is 15% on December 9.
Probability of Precipitation in October
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 5.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.9 inches or falls below 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 28 seconds, and weekly decrease of 10 minutes, 13 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 10 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is 7:13 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 16 minutes later at 7:29 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:07 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 28 minutes earlier at 6:39 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:29 AM and sets 13 hours, 47 minutes later, at 8:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:03 AM and sets 10 hours, 30 minutes later, at 5:33 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is very rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 93% to 59% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 22% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is rapidly increasing during October, increasing from 9.4 miles per hour to 11.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.1 miles per hour, while on August 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 2°F, from 84°F to 82°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 857°F, from 7,229°F to 8,086°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.5 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 4.6 kWh on October 15.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport are 26.198 deg latitude, -80.170 deg longitude, and 7 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 10 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (23 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (82 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (99%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (74%) and water (22%), and within 50 miles by water (47%) and herbaceous vegetation (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Pompano Beach Airpark, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, North Perry Airport, Opa-locka Executive Airport, Miami International Airport, Palm Beach International Airport, Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, and Homestead Air Force Base.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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