All of the northward moving water from the Straits of Florida to a point off Cape Hatteras where the current ceases to follow the continental slope. It is one of the swiftest of ocean currents, flowing at a rate of 2 to 5 knots. The Florida Current is part of the Gulf Stream system.
A North Atlantic Ocean current setting northward along the south-east coast of the United States. A segment of the Gulf Stream System, the Florida Current extends from the Straits of Florida to the region off Cape Hatteras.
That branch of the Gulf Stream System flowing through the Straits of Florida from Dry Tortugas to Cape Canaveral.