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Albuquerque 1925
Anaheim 2644
Atlanta 613
Boston 1476
Chicago 1355
Dallas 1296
Denver 2066
Indianapolis 1146
Kansas City 1436
Lake Tahoe 3011
Las Vegas 2525
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Miami 46
Nashville 863
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Orlando 183
Palm Beaches 32
Pensacola 625
Philadelphia 1186
Phoenix 2302
San Diego 2635
San Francisco 3046
Seattle 3253
Silicon Valley 3059
Tampa 228
Washington D.C. 1016
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Fort Lauderdale's weather is beautiful with hot summers and mild winters. In the summer you can expect high humidity with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The winters are usually mild, and for many still considered great beach weather.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 56-75 Fahrenheit/13-24 Celsius; Feb: 57-76 F/14-24 C; Mar: 62-79 F/17-26 C; Apr: 65-83 F/18-28 C; May: 69-86 F/21-30 C; Jun: 72-89 F/22-32 C; Jul: 73-91 F/23-33 C; Aug: 74-91 F/23-33 C; Sep: 73-90 F/23-32 C; Oct: 70-86 F/21-30 C; Nov: 64-81 F/18-27 C; Dec: 59-77 F/15-25 C.
Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 167,000 residents, within Broward County, populated by more than 1.7 million.
Area Geography
Located in sunny South Florida, the city of Fort Lauderdale lies directly between Palm Beach and Miami, sprawling over 1200 square miles with 23 miles of oceanfront scenery. Broward County, covering 1,197 square miles, has 23 miles of shoreline within 11 beachfront municipalities, with Fort Lauderdale Beach stretching on for about a mile.
County Government
The City of Fort Lauderdale, largest of Broward County’s 31 municipalities and serving as the county seat, is governed by an elected mayor and four commissioners. Broward County government consists of nine elected district commissioners, including a mayor and vice mayor.
Sales or Use Tax
Sales tax is 6%, and there is a 5% per night hotel tax.
Important Numbers
Fort Lauderdale Police Department Non-emergency (954) 828-5700. Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Non-emergency (954) 828-5320. Emergency Numbers: Dial 911 for police and medical emergencies. Time: (954) 828-6800.
Telephone Codes
Fort Lauderdale area codes are 954 and 754.
Time Zone
Eastern Standard Time (EST), five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 110/115 volt, 60-cycle current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
US Dollar ($). Numerous money exchanges are available. Most major airports, various banks and American Express offices are available to exchange foreign currency.

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