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Best Times to Visit Fort Lauderdale

The best time to visit Fort Lauderdale is between December and April. Yes, anytime in that whole half of the year. The warm climate (between the high 50s and mid-80s) makes it an ideal getaway for anyone looking to escape bitter winter temperatures. For this reason, many from the north flock to the south, making December through April Fort Lauderdale's high season, so expect some crowds. Summer and fall are susceptible to rain and hurricanes, with the official hurricane season running from June 1 to Nov. 30. If you're traveling at that time (particularly the summer), pack light clothing, a hat, an umbrella and plenty of sunscreen. 

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December-April

Few places can boast of 60- to 80-degree weather for six months straight, but Fort Lauderdale is one of them. You'll find the water cooler than it is in summer, but visitors agree the non-sweltering warmth on land is more comfortable. To get the best price, book your room or rent your condo far in advance, especially if you are interested in visiting around the holidays.

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May-November

South Florida's unconventional seasons make it an exception to the old children's rhyme: "April showers bring May flowers." Here, showers pick up in May, increasing in strength and duration (sometimes into a hurricane) until autumn. The rainy season combined with 90-degree heat and school children on summer break make Fort Lauderdale much less desirable. On the upside, your endurance will be rewarded with a great hotel deal. 

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