Best Time to Visit Miami

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Miami. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Miami Beach. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Miami for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 15 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 22 °C to 31 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.859.33 in (5 – 15 Days of Rain)
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General and Geography

Miami is a city in the south of Sunshine State Florida. The rather busy business city Miami is to be distinguished from the touristically much more interesting neighboring city Miami Beach.

Miami Beach is located on an elongated island on the Atlantic Ocean and borders on the towns of Bal Harbour, Surfside and the larger metropolis of Miami. The transitions between the two urban areas are fluid in some places.

Since the 1980s, the South Beach area has become more and more the flagship of Miami Beach, with a variety of high-class hotels and clubs as well as the most important attractions.

At the beach of the same name, tourists come across the”rich and beautiful”, not least the popular television series Miami Vice contributed significantly to the somewhat diva-like image of South Beach.

The world-famous Art Deco quarter is one of the most photographed districts in the USA. The north of Miami Beach, on the other hand, is mainly a residential area and less interesting for tourists.

You can travel to Miami Beach either directly via Miami’s major airport or via one of the many other airports in Florida, for example Fort Lauderdale, which is only 19 miles to the north.

Climate in Miami (Beach)

Orange you glad (Patrick Emerson)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-ND 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in Miami can be described as a tropical monsoon climate characterized by year-round warm temperatures. The Gulf Stream has a moderating effect in the region and generally prevents periods of extreme heat or unusual cold.

The same difference applies statistically between the coldest month of January (24 °C during the day, 15 °C at night) and the hottest month of July (day: 32 °C, night: 24 °C). This constancy ensures that no four classical seasons are distinguished.

In general, Miami and Miami Beach distinguish between two climate phases. Winter is warm and dry (dry season), while the summer months are hot and humid (rainy season). Statistically speaking, the average summer rainfall is 4 out of 10 days – usually short.

Nevertheless, especially between May and October, there can be monsoon-like pouring rain that floods entire streets. In general, the humidity is very high in summer and is felt as oppressive on some days. The rainy season in Miami largely coincides with the annual hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.

Officially, the hurricane season in the Atlantic lasts from the beginning of June to the end of November, with the highest risk of tropical hurricanes, especially in the second half of August and in September. Direct hits are extremely rare, anyway the locals and hoteliers are usually well prepared.

Best Time to Visit Miami: Overview

JanuaryJan
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perfect, but freshPerf. climate, but fresh
FebruaryFeb
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perfect, but freshPerf. climate, but fresh
MarchMar
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Miami Beach
AprilApr
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PerfectPerf. climate in
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MayMay
Beginning of Rainy SeasonRainy Season
heavy rains and thunderstorms possiblerain and thunderstorms possible
JuneJun
Rainy SeasonRainy Season
wettest month of the yearheaviest rainfalls of the year
JulyJul
Rainy SeasonRainy Season
changing weather, high humiditychanging weather with high humidity
AugustAug
Rainy SeasonRainy Season
higher risk of Hurricane (yet main season)risk of Hurricane
SeptemberSep
Rainy SeasonRainy Season
Hurricane Season, still wetHurricane Season
OctoberOct
Suitable time to travelSuitable time
getting drier, lower risk of Hurricaneyet changing weather
NovemberNov
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PerfectPerf. climate in
Miami Beach
DecemberDec
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perfect, but freshPerf. climate, but fresh

When is the best time to travel to Miami Beach?


Despite the rather humid summer months, the entire period from March to the end of August is considered the absolute peak season in Miami and the entire state of Florida. Both foreign tourists and Americans are no more deterred by possible rain than by the theoretical danger of a hurricane.

In fact, Miami Beach reaches an average of 10 hours of sunshine in summer and even on days with heavy rainfall, the rain rarely lasts longer than one hour. Subsequently, the sky often clears up again, the temperatures at this time during the day beyond the 30 °C mark anyway.

However, for a trip to Miami or Miami Beach we recommend November to April as the best time to travel. Also the first half of May is still very well suited as a travel season for Florida. The more moderate temperatures and lower humidity from autumn to spring are usually perceived as more pleasant.

Climate Chart Miami

Miami Beach

Climate Chart Miami Beach
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Miami

In the following, you will find the climate table for Miami, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature24°25°26°28°30°31°32°32°31°29°27°25°
Night Temperature15°16°18°20°22°24°25°25°24°22°19°16°
Water Temperature22°22°23°25°28°30°31°31°30°28°25°23°
Precipitation (inch)2.012.082.392.856.219.335.77.587.635.642.661.83
Rainy days55559141315141175
Hours of Sunshine7891010101099877
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 24.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (28.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (19.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 31 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 55.91 inch on 108 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): June, August, and September
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 24.54 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.6 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights and Highlights


While in Miami Beach you don’t necessarily need a rental car just because of the parking situation, it is all the more advisable to combine the popular region with other highlights in the Sunshine State. Whether the theme parks of Orlando, the colourful Key West or the mystical Everglades – Florida will inspire you!

In Miami and Miami Beach, in addition to the Art Deco Quarter, Ocean Drive and the famous beach, the beautiful Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a shopping tour in Dolphin Mall, the street art of Wynwood Art Walk and a visit to the Miami Seaquarium, Coconut Grove and Little Havana are some of the attractions.

More information about the best things to do: Miami

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Miami Beach
broken clouds     broken clouds, 30 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 7 mph O
Air Pressure: 1017 hPa       Humidity: 55 %
Last updated: 22nd Aug 2019, 12:14 am
The next days …
21st Aug 201922nd Aug 201923rd Aug 201924th Aug 201925th Aug 201926th Aug 2019
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Clouds: 20 %Clouds: 14 %Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 96 %Clouds: 78 %Clouds: 70 %
No Precipitation0.02 in of rainNo Precipitation0.19 in of rain0.45 in of rain0.26 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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USA: Regions

Miami is part of the holiday destination USA. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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