Fort Lauderdale - Extreme Daily Rainfall for Each Year





This page lists the heaviest rainfalls and wettest days of each year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The information answers questions like: When was the last time Fort Lauderdale got more than six inches of rain in a single day? What was the heaviest rainfall of 2019?

This page gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Fort Lauderdale and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of rain also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed in downtown Fort Lauderdale and go back to 1915, with many data gaps. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 14.59 inches (370.6 millimetres) on April 25, 1979.

Most rain in one day for recent years in Fort Lauderdale
Inches Date Milli­metres
7.30 November 09, 2020   185.4
4.76 December 23, 2019 120.9
4.65 May 21, 2018 118.1
6.02 June 07, 2017 152.9
2.13 May 05, 2016 54.1
2.25 April 29, 2015 57.2
3.88 April 17, 2014 98.6
5.76 May 21, 2013 146.3
5.72 August 27, 2012 145.3
3.75 October 31, 2011 95.3
5.18 April 13, 2010 131.6
Highest daily rainfall recorded at Fort Lauderdale each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.47 March 19, 2009 62.7
3.91 October 05, 2008 99.3
3.12 June 02, 2007 79.2
3.25 September 04, 2006 82.6
3.85 July 09, 2005 97.8
4.41 February 01, 2004 112.0
5.73 May 28, 2003 145.5
3.73 February 10, 2002 94.7
5.28 September 29, 2001 134.1
5.75 October 03, 2000 146.1
8.28 June 08, 1999 210.3
4.72 November 05, 1998 119.9
5.82 January 14, 1997 147.8
4.15 June 09, 1996 105.4
3.29 June 22, 1995 83.6
6.77 November 15, 1994 172.0
3.28 July 14, 1993 83.3
3.90 June 14, 1992 99.1
7.09 October 08, 1991 180.1
4.45 September 29, 1990 113.0
5.20 February 28, 1989 132.1
2.33 June 08, 1988 59.2
4.24 December 09, 1987 107.7
3.84 March 27, 1986 97.5
3.90 September 18, 1985 99.1
5.35 September 19, 1984 135.9
4.42 February 13, 1983 112.3
7.60 April 24, 1982 193.0
4.62 July 02, 1981 117.3
3.59 October 15, 1980 91.2
14.59 April 25, 1979 370.6
5.47 June 12, 1978 138.9
5.45 June 01, 1977 138.4
5.62 November 03, 1976 142.7
2.65 May 13, 1975 67.3
3.72 June 12, 1974 94.5
10.45 November 19, 1973 265.4
6.03 November 07, 1972 153.2
2.05 November 06, 1971 52.1
4.10 March 09, 1970 104.1
10.00 October 31, 1969 254.0
4.61 September 27, 1968 117.1
4.51 June 14, 1967 114.6
6.85 June 09, 1966 174.0
5.50 October 31, 1965 139.7
6.10 October 12, 1964 154.9
1963
1962
2.09 May 26, 1961 53.1
1960
3.95 September 11, 1959 100.3
1958
1957
3.00 May 08, 1956 76.2
3.40 June 18, 1955 86.4
5.50 October 01, 1954 + 139.7
4.80 August 29, 1953 121.9
3.00 December 10, 1952 76.2
1951
1950
1949
10.45 October 05, 1948 265.4
10.85 October 12, 1947 275.6
1946
1945
3.90 October 17, 1944 99.1
3.33 September 28, 1943 84.6
3.20 October 09, 1942 81.3
3.02 April 08, 1941 76.7
1940
2.53 October 31, 1939 64.3
1938
1937
1936
2.87 July 09, 1935 72.9
4.18 April 17, 1934 106.2
6.75 August 18, 1933 171.5
5.06 May 22, 1932 128.5
4.65 September 07, 1931 118.1
8.60 June 02, 1930 218.4
1929
6.00 September 17, 1928 152.4
6.13 April 24, 1927 155.7
1926
5.43 December 01, 1925 137.9
9.20 October 20, 1924 233.7
1.98 September 12, 1923 50.3
4.16 October 12, 1922 105.7
1921
2.50 November 27, 1920 63.5
6.10 May 10, 1919 154.9
3.40 October 16, 1918 86.4
3.00 June 26, 1917 76.2
2.61 November 16, 1916 66.3
8.26 November 16, 1915 209.8
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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