Best time to visit Miami Beach

The best time to visit Miami Beach for a beach holiday is from late-March through April. However, anytime from early-November to April is a good time to visit Miami.

As it rarely gets cold, Miami is a great year-round destination. In winter, Miami is the warmest place in the United States, with mild weather and sunny days.

Miami Beach weather

Miami Beach experiences a tropical climate, with a short and warm, winter season and a long and hot, summer season.

Summer, from May to October, is hot and sultry; sea breezes provide some relief. Showers and thunderstorms are frequent, but alternate with bright sunshine.

Autumn, in November is warm, but without the sticky heat and the frequent thunderstorms of summer.

Winter, from December to February, is pleasantly warm.

Spring, March through April, is also warm.

Here are the average recorded temperatures for Miami Beach.

Which is the hottest month in Miami Beach?
August is usually the hottest month in Miami Beach, with an average high temperature of 32°C (89°F), with very high heat and humidity, and a low of 25°C (77°F).

The warm season lasts from early-June through September, with an average daily high temperature above 30°C (86°F).

However, on the warmest days of August, the temperature usually climbs to 34°C (93°F), and occasionally beyond.

Which is the coldest month in Miami Beach?
January is the coldest month in Miami Beach, with an average high-temperature of 24°C (75°F) and an average night-time temperature of 16°C (60°F).

The cooler winter season lasts from early-December to early-March, with an average daily high temperature below 26°C (78°F).

When is it sunniest in Miami Beach?
The sunniest month in Miami Beach is usually April, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 76% of daylight hours.

When is the sea warmest in Miami Beach?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Miami Beach in August when the water temperature averages a high of 30°C (86°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The sea in Miami is warm enough to swim year-round.

Which month has the most rain in Miami Beach?
June is usually the wettest month in Miami Beach with 265mm (10in) of rainfall on average. There are normally no fewer than 18 days in June with some rainfall.

The summer rainy season lasts from mid-May to mid-October, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. You can expect brief showers and thunderstorms.

The drier season lasts from mid-October to mid-May. The month with the fewest wet days in Miami Beach is January, with an average of 45mm (1.7in) of rainfall.

There is no real dry season in Miami, although the least rainy season is winter, from December to February.

Which is the windiest month in Miami Beach?
The windiest month of the year in Miami Beach is November, with an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 11 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-October through to mid-May, with average wind speeds of more than 17 kilometres per hour (10.6 mph; 9 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from mid-May through to early-October. The calmest month of the year in Miami Beach is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 13 kilometres per hour (8 mph; 7 knots).

The predominant average wind direction in Miami Beach is from the east throughout the year.

What's the likelihood of a storm in Miami Beach?
Miami Beach has a 3.4% likelihood of a tropical storm during the months of August and September.

From June to November, Miami can be affected by hurricanes, which, however, are more frequent from August to October.

Miami Beach Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
24 25 27 28 30 31 32 32 31 30 27 25
Average low temperature (°C)
16 17 18 21 23 24 25 25 25 23 20 18
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
7 8 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 8 7 7
Average daily daylight (hrs)
11 11 12 13 13 14 13 13 12 11 11 10
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
71 71 67 67 69 74 73 74 76 73 72 73
UV Index (max)
6 7 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 6 5
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
8 6 6 7 11 18 17 19 18 14 9 8
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
45 55 60 85 160 265 185 245 260 195 90 60
Average wind speed (km/h)
20 20 20 19 17 14 13 13 15 18 20 20
Average sea temperature (°C)
23 23 24 25 27 28 28 30 29 28 26 25
Miami Beach, Florida

Note: Meteorological data for Miami Beach, Florida is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the National Weather Service (NWS / NOAA) from the closest weather station: Miami International Airport (MIA), located 12km (7mi) west of downtown Miami.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider the high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), the amount of sunshine and the sea temperature. Often, the best times correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Best time to visit Miami: 12 May, 2024

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.