Best time to visit Miami

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Best time of year to visit Miami

Gorgeous weather makes a period between March and May the best time to visit Miami. Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week bring great vibes in late March. Sharing sand with crowds of spring breakers is unavoidable in early spring, so you'd better come in late April or early May. The period from June to August brings the sweltering heat with afternoon downpours as it's a start of the Atlantic hurricane season lasting until November. Lower prices and fewer tourists make up for the weather. Party tourists are gone, and beaches are mostly occupied by families. September through November see tourism slowly crawling back to Miami hotels and clubs. As the warm winter in Miami brings out all the best, you should book a room few months in advance—Art Basel, New Year's Eve, and Miami Marathon bring in even more crowds.

13 THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI (JANUARY 15 - JANUARY 24)

Art Deco Weekend

Art Deco Weekend

January 15–17, 2021 • event

Dive into the Art Deco era together with local enthusiasts during this three-day unique Miami-style soiree

South Florida Fair

South Florida Fair

January 15–31, 2021 • event

Get ready for orgasmic rides and godlike food

Blacktip and Spinner Sharks

Blacktip and Spinner Sharks

mid-January–early March • nature

Tens of thousands of black shark fins just a few meters from the beach can scare the hell out of anyone

Everglades Boating Adventure

Everglades Boating Adventure

December–April • nature

A unique ecosystem and the beauty of its wildlife open a totally new look on the life of South Florida

Stone Crab Season

Stone Crab Season

October 15–May 15 • food

Taste one of the most delicious seasonal foods of Southeast Florida—you can even catch some yourself

Loop Road Scenic Drive

Loop Road Scenic Drive

November–April • activity

Drive through dwarf cypress forest and spot lots of tropical fauna of Everglades

White Pelicans

White Pelicans

October–March • nature

When these professional hunters head to Florida from the northern states, local fish should stay alert

Miami Cruise Month

Miami Cruise Month

January • event

A great chance for a dream cruise. The best prices and some free special deals await you during Cruise month

Kiteboarding and Windsurfing

Kiteboarding and Windsurfing

November–April • activity

Hit the waves in Miami or other spots along the southeast coast of Florida

Overseas Highway

Overseas Highway

all year round • activity

Perhaps the most spectacular road trip in America

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–April • nature

The amazing amount of local and migratory birds make South Florida a great place for bird watchers

Citrus Season

Citrus Season

October–June • food

Florida is famous for its beautiful citrus groves and delicious fruits

The Kampong

The Kampong

September–June • nature

The only tropical monsoon garden in a major US city

32 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Miami Broward Carnival

Miami Broward Carnival

October 11, 2020 • event

Be involved in the amazing rhythm and real carnival spirit of the Miami Broward Carnival. Enjoy the beauty and glory of everything you'll see!

New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park, Miami

New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park, Miami

December 31–January 01 • event

If you visit Miami during the winter holidays, don't miss the biggest New Year's Eve celebration around

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 24–28, 2021 • event

The most delicious of all Miami festivals

4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

July 04 • event

Spectacular fireworks over the ocean are worth a visit to Miami on Independence Day

King Mango Strut

King Mango Strut

December 27, 2020 • event

The weirdest event you may ever see, but the one that will make you laugh and relax

Florida Renaissance Festival

Florida Renaissance Festival

February 08–March 22, 2020 • event

Dress up as your favorite knight or lady and travel back in time

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival

March 26–28, 2021 • event

Should you feel the urge for a wild dance, head to the world's premier electronic music festival

Miami Music Week

Miami Music Week

March 16–22, 2020 • event

Dance to the beats of a weeklong marathon of electronic dance music

Winter Equestrian Festival

Winter Equestrian Festival

January 08–March 29, 2020 • event

An upscale seasonal entertainment in Wellington, south-east Florida

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

February 11–15, 2021 • event

One of the greatest boat shows in the world takes place in Miami

Art Basel

Art Basel

September 17–20, 2020 (Basel) | December 03–06, 2020 (Miami Beach) | March (Hong Kong) |  • event

Don't miss the chance to become a part of the art world for a week full of exciting events

Tortuga Music Festival

Tortuga Music Festival

October 02–04, 2020 • event

Get loose with some big rock music stars at a white sandy Fort Lauderdale beach

Jazz In The Gardens (JITG)

Jazz In The Gardens (JITG)

March 14–15, 2020 (postponed) • event

A two-day music affair in Miami Gardens

Baby Alligators

Baby Alligators

September • nature

If you are a fan of these huge reptiles, there are plenty of places here to observe them in the wild

Miami Marathon

Miami Marathon

January 31, 2021 • event

Test your body and participate in the marathon, or come support the runners

Holy Ship!

Holy Ship!

January 22–26, 2020 • event

Don't miss your chance to take part in the world's wildest cruise with some of the best parties on board

Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival

March 05–14, 2021 • event

This 10-day independent movie festival in South Florida gives a chance to meet celebrities and watch some great films

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

November 05–09, 2020 • event

Take a Caribbean cruise of your dreams with lots of music and fun aboard

Winter Party Festival

Winter Party Festival

March 2021 (to be announced) • event

A huge six-day festival celebrating the LGBTQ community at the hottest winter destination—Miami Beach

Fruit Wine

Fruit Wine

late August–November • food

The unforgettable taste of tropical wines can't be compared with anything else

Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

May–September • activity

This is the world's largest swimming pool which is emptied and refilled with fresh water every day

Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week

July 09–14, 2020 • event

Hottest time for hottest swimwear brands

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

May–August • activity

You'll be amazed by the variety of diving sites and their unspeakable beauty

Mamey Sapote Harvest

Mamey Sapote Harvest

May–July • food

Sweet and smooth. Don't forget to try this exotic fruit!

Miami Open

Miami Open

March 23–April 05, 2020 (postponed) • event

One of the world’s largest and most prestigious tennis events

Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week

May 27–31, 2020 • event

One of the hottest events of the year in Miami

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

March 14–18, 2020 • event

Pub crawls and festivals on the Irish National holiday

Grovetoberfest

Grovetoberfest

October 10, 2020 • event

Florida's largest beer festival in Coconut Grove

South Florida Garlic Fest

South Florida Garlic Fest

February 13–14, 2021 • event

The premier food and entertainment festival in South Florida

Halloween

Halloween

late October • event

Miami goes wild during Halloween

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

mid-November–early January • event

The art deco district and downtown are especially pretty during holiday season

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23–25, 2020 • event

A hot weekend with a military show, parties and free concerts

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jan
7.7
feb
7.4
mar
7.1
apr
6.3
may
5.5
jun
4.3
jul
4.1
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4
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4
oct
5.1
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dec
7.2

Miami weather in January

7.7/10 score
Very good
20° average
average temperatures
53.5 mm
precipitation
10h 36m
daylight duration
Even though January is the coldest month on the Miami calendar, the conditions are mild. During the day, thermometer always points to marks over 20°C (68°F), rarely dropping lower than 21°C (70°F). However, under the influence of cold fronts, at night, the temperature might drop to 10°C (50°F). Such chill nights are more of an exception, and they don’t occur repeatedly. To make sure your stay is comfortable, bring a jacket or a sweater for evenings and early mornings. January is sunny, dry, and somewhat windy. Hence, you can do sightseeing without the risk of being caught by rain or bothered by the scorching heat. Moreover, the sea is warm enough for swimming, especially for the northern folks.

Miami weather in February

7.4/10 score
Very good
21° average
average temperatures
50.7 mm
precipitation
10h 37m
daylight duration
The weather in February is identical to the previous month. Fresh mornings are followed by pleasantly warm days that end with mild evenings. The temperature doesn’t deviate much from the mark of 20°C (68°F), except for several chillier nights. February is slightly warmer than January as the sky is clear most of the time, and Miami receives more sunshine. Together with December, February is one of the driest months of the year, and the risk of rain is nearly non-existent. If you don’t plan day-long sunbathing and swimming for vacation, February is an excellent time to come over. Miami has comfortable weather for long walks and occasional swimming. Fewer travelers are another perk of February as the main tourist season is still ahead.

Miami weather in March

7.1/10 score
Very good
23° average
average temperatures
57.5 mm
precipitation
11h 06m
daylight duration
March is the transition time between mild winter and hot summer. The beginning of the month resembles February, with its fresh nights and comfortably warm days. Towards the end of March, the temperature increases by several degrees. Being one of the driest months, March is also one of the sunniest. As the sky is cloudless all day long, the air may warm up to 26°C (79°F). Besides, the sea temperature is around 24°C (75°F). Hence, at noon, you can easily spend hours swimming and sunbathing. However, it gets windier in the afternoon, and evenings are still fresh enough to put on a jacket. Although March doesn’t meet all the requirements of a typical beach vacation, it’s suitable for sightseeing and having rest by the Atlantic Ocean.

Miami weather in April

6.3/10 score
Good
25° average
average temperatures
97.9 mm
precipitation
11h 49m
daylight duration
In April, the weather gets dream-like. The temperature starts crawling up but stays in a reasonable range and remains comfortable. Even at night, it doesn’t drop below 23°C (73°F), and during the day, it might peak to 30°C (86°F). Owing to the light breeze from the Atlantic Ocean, the days are not sultry, yet pleasantly warm. Simultaneously, the water warms up and hits the mark of 26°C (79°F). Compared to the upcoming summer months, the weather is dry, with fewer short rainy episodes. When rain is over, the clouds vanish, and the sun keeps on shining until the evening. April is a great month to stop by Miami as the heat is not scorching, and there are no rains, which are more typical for summer.

Miami weather in May

5.5/10 score
Acceptable
27° average
average temperatures
168.8 mm
precipitation
12h 35m
daylight duration
The temperature keeps on rising, and it never falls below 20°C (68°F). At noon, the thermometer might show above 30°C (86°F). The heat is still bearable, but it’s better to spend the hottest hours indoors. The air is warm from the early morning, and you can dedicate an entire day to swimming and sunbathing. The sea is generally calm and as warm as 27°C (81°F). Besides, you can expect it to be sunny half of the day. Dry and adequately hot, the first half of May is as perfect for a visit as April. However, by the last week of the month, the sky may get cloudy in the afternoon, it starts to rain more often, the humidity increases, and occasional thunderstorms mark the transition to the wet season.

Miami weather in June

4.3/10 score
Marginal
28° average
average temperatures
256.5 mm
precipitation
13h 16m
daylight duration
June is the official beginning of the wet season that will last until mid-October. From the very first days of the month, it starts raining a lot. Large amounts of precipitation make June one of the wettest months of the year. Hence, a raincoat or an umbrella will come in handy. Although showers are frequent and heavy, they never last long. The sky clears up quickly, and the sun shines for the rest of the day. The positive side of the rainy weather is that afternoon downpours and occasional thunderstorms moderate the heat. In June, the temperature rises together with humidity. Mornings are barely fresher than noons, and the difference between day and night temperatures is tiny.

Miami weather in July

4.1/10 score
Marginal
29° average
average temperatures
228.4 mm
precipitation
13h 40m
daylight duration
In Miami, the peak summer season starts in July and lasts until September. These days the air and the water are at their hottest, with the temperatures no lower than 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84°F) respectively. Luckily, the breeze from the Atlantic Ocean makes the heat more tolerable. Compared to the rest of the summer months, July is somewhat drier. Although it rains a lot, the showers are never torrential. After a short, yet heavy rain, you can enjoy a cloudless sky and spend a day sunbathing and swimming. However, the showers do not follow any schedule–a downpour may start suddenly, especially in the second half of the day.

Miami weather in August

4/10 score
Marginal
29° average
average temperatures
249.2 mm
precipitation
13h 38m
daylight duration
In general, the Miami weather in August is almost the same as in July. During the day, the temperature peaks at 35°C (95°F) and doesn’t drop below 26°C (79°F) at night. Even the ocean breeze is as hot as 30°C (86°F). The only thing that differentiates August from July is the level of precipitation: in August it’s usually higher. Throughout the month, rain can catch you at any moment, but the chances are higher in the afternoon. Besides, August, especially the second half of the month, faces the peak of the tropical storm season: a heavy hurricane might hit the Miami coast. Although the risks are low, it’s better to take them into account when planning your trip to the city.

Miami weather in September

4/10 score
Marginal
28° average
average temperatures
249.1 mm
precipitation
13h 10m
daylight duration
Although the calendar marks September as an autumn month, in Miami, it’s still summer, with a slight deterioration of the weather conditions. The temperature is identical to August, rising to 35°C (95°F) at noon and remaining as high as 25°C (77°F) at night. The water temperature is around 29°C (84°F). The number of sunshine hours decreases a bit as the days get shorter, but it’s still sunny enough for sunbathing. However, frequent rains may interrupt your beach holidays. September is among the rainiest months of the year, and it’s likely to rain almost every day. The good news is that downpours occur mainly in the evening and early morning, leaving you an entire day for enjoying the beach. The Atlantic hurricane season on the Florida coast is in full swing; thus, the risk of a heavy storm persists.

Miami weather in October

5.1/10 score
Acceptable
27° average
average temperatures
154.6 mm
precipitation
12h 28m
daylight duration
October is one of two months of a short Miami autumn. Even though the air is still hot, the temperature starts to decrease gradually, especially in the second half of the month. The sea remains hot, suitable for swimming. The days are as sunny as they were in summer, but occasionally the sky gets covered in clouds. Together with June and September, October is one of the wettest months. It’s likely to rain every other day, but the showers are lighter than those in September. Besides, by the end of October, the tropical storm season approaches its end, withdrawing the tension imposed by the risk of an abrupt hurricane.

Miami weather in November

6.6/10 score
Good
24° average
average temperatures
95.7 mm
precipitation
11h 43m
daylight duration
In November, the amount of precipitation is three times lower than in October. Such a change introduces the beginning of the dry season in Miami. Rainy episodes still occur, but they are light, short, and occur mainly in the evening. The humidity decreases, and it becomes easier to breathe. Also, the temperature drops a bit. Even during the hottest hours of the day, it doesn’t exceed 26°C (79°F). The water temperature is identical. As the days are long enough, sunny, and dry, November is a good time for visiting Miami. You can spend days on the beach and go sightseeing as the number of tourists declines.

Miami weather in December

7.2/10 score
Very good
22° average
average temperatures
67.8 mm
precipitation
10h 41m
daylight duration
Although the calendar winter officially begins in December, the weather in Miami is mild and spring-like: it never snows and never gets truly cold. The temperature drops to around 20°C (68°F) and fluctuates around this mark until March. At lowest, the thermometer points to 16°C (61°F). Throughout the month, you may notice two-three chilly nights brought by cold fronts from the north. During the day, the sun warms up the air, and the weather is generally comfortable enough for sightseeing. Swimming is also an option, as the sea is as warm as 24°C (75°F). Besides, December is one of the driest months of the year, with less than 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation.