When is the best time to go to Miami?

The climate in the city of Miami describes that of a sun-lover's dream holiday and for good reason: it's sunny almost all year. Since there is no actual winter in Miami, the period between December and February faces a general influx in tourists, who are fleeing the bitter cold of the northern United States and Canada. However, the peak tourist season is from March to July and visitors flock here to attend the Mardi Gras Carnival. Then comes the Easter season, which is at its peak in terms of affluence, specifically during Holy Week and Easter weekend. Know that contrary to appearances, the hottest months, July, August and September, representing the summer, are actually less crowded. This period corresponds to the hurricane season which is to avoid as much as possible as there is also a strong possibility for the occurrence of rainy days. The preferred period, if one desires to enjoy the beaches and sun, away from the crowds because vacationers are few, is the off-season which ranges from October to November.

So, when is the best time to go to Miami? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Miami are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months are July, August and September
  • The best months for swimming are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Miami

For full information about the climate and weather in Miami a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F/74°F
February 70°F/76°F
March 72°F/77°F
April 76°F/81°F
May 79°F/83°F
June 83°F/86°F
July 85°F/88°F
August 85°F/88°F
September 85°F/88°F
October 81°F/85°F
November 76°F/79°F
December 72°F/77°F

Weather and climate in Miami

Miami enjoys a tropical monsoon climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Miami is 83°F (ranging from 74°F in january to 88°F in august). Annual rainfall is 63.8in, with a minimum of 1.7in in march and a maximum of 10.9in in august.
  • Between the months of january and may the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 79°F and you can expect to have 5.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between june and july the climate is not good, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 85°F and it rains about 9.3in each month.
  • In august the climate is favorable. It is for example 88°F as maximum temperature in august and it rains about 10.9in each month.
  • In the month of september the climate is okay. The temperature rises to 88°F and you can expect to have 9.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From october to december the climate is good. The temperature rises to 77°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Miami

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Miami: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Miami

Find out when Miami has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Miami

  • Very low season in Miami
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: June and September.
  • Low season in Miami
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, April, May, July, August, October and November.
  • High season in Miami
    The number of visitors to Miami is high in: January and March.
  • Peek season in Miami
    The largest number of tourists visiting Miami is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Miami month by month

Best time for low prices in Miami

Average prices of hotels in Miami month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Miami. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, March is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Miami

On average, it costs $ 20 per day to hire a car in Miami. This price varies by $ 6 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 15 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in march is $ 21.

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