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Wednesday 19 September
00:25 GMT | 20:25 EDT
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Last updated:

18 Sep
UK Time: 23:50 BST
Local Time: 18:50 EDT
Mostly Sunny
86°F (30°C)
11mph (17kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:08
  • Sunset 19:22
Temp feels like: 93°F (34°C)
Length of Day: 12h 14m
Pressure: 29.92" (1013 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
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Historic Temperatures for 18th September in Miami

Average High 90°F (32°C)
Record High 95°F (35°C) (1989)
Average Low 77°F (25°C)
Record Low 68°F (20°C) (1985)

Weather in Miami

The weather in Miami maintains a reasonably stable climate all year round, with warm temperatures, even in the winter. You will see only a small variation in the average daily heat, largely due to the tropical climate that the area enjoys.

Humidity is one of the main factors that you need to watch out for, as the high temperatures and rising rainfall combine to create a hot and sticky atmosphere. You would be advised to take sunscreen and beachwear at all times of year.

Miami is a hugely popular destination for travellers, including those from within the US. Though the city is known as a haven for retirees, it also has a lively club and beach scene which is popular with younger visitors. The great climate only serves to reinforce these attractions all the more.

Spring Weather in Miami 

Between April and June, fairer weather starts to take over again. The average temperatures in Miami rise from 23°C to 27°C as the city starts to get busier again. The warmer climate signifies the approach of summer, and these months are often warmer but less humid.

After April is finished, it's uncommon to see temperatures falling below 20°C. Between 9 and 12 hours of sunshine hit the city a day, meaning that there is more and more time to see all the daytime delights it has to offer. While it may not be as crowded as the peak summer times, you may wish to avoid the most popular beaches in order to get a quieter experience – and don't forget sun-cream!

In June, you can really feel that summer is almost upon you. The humidity starts to ramp up at the same time as the temperature, and the rainfall increases to 178mm, making it the third wettest month of the year. April is your best bet for a dry stay, with a good compromise of warm temperatures too.

Summer Weather in Miami

The peak summer season covers July, August, and September. This is a time of year when you really need to pay close attention to the local weather forecast, as the rain can be pretty unpredictable.

The average daily temperature stays steady at 28°C throughout these three months, with a normal temperature range of between 31°C and 24°C. Even these lows are warm by European standards. It's very steady all the way through the summer, which means that you have a full three months to choose from if you are thinking of visiting at peak times.

Statistically, however, July is a safer month for staying away from rainfall; 518mm of rain falls on average across these three months, but July is the driest of them with 155mm across 15 wet days in the month.

July also sees the longest days, with an average of 12 hours a day of sunshine compared to 11 hours in August and 9 hours a day in September. Average sea temperatures remain around the 29-30°C mark too, making this the perfect season for swimming and enjoying the beach.

If your idea of a dream holiday is soaking up the rays and the sun's heat on a white sandy shore and taking the occasional swim in warm waters, then summertime in Miami is an ideal time to visit.

Autumn Weather in Miami

With October and November as the short autumn season, immediately the average figures for weather reveal this to be the wettest time of the year by far. The highest annual rainfall comes in October, with a massive 234mm during the month across 16 days.

There is a dramatic change by the time we get to November, however, with the rainfall dropping to 71mm, indicating the start of the drier season in Miami.

This also signals the end of the tropical storm season and the most humid weather, which means you can take a breather as temperatures drop slightly. If you are looking to do outdoor activities during your stay, November could be a really great choice.

There are an average of 7 hours a day of sunshine, so you still have plenty of time to enjoy the city, while average temperatures hover around 23°C with peaks of 26°C.  With the threat of big storms and monsoon-like rains have gone, this is a fantastic time to visit, with fewer tourists crowding the beaches and shopping areas.

Winter Weather in Miami

The good news for those who don't like cold weather is that it doesn't ever get cold here. Snow has only ever been recorded once in Miami: on the 19th January 1977. The snow in question was only the lightest of flurries, and nothing like it has ever been seen since. The coldest ever temperature recorded was -1°C, something that residents in some northern states of the US would consider balmy!

Winter in Miami lasts from December through to around March, with temperatures resting in the low 20°C range. The lowest average is 16°C, which is still a fair temperature for exploring the city and enjoying outdoor activities without being too chilly. Highs hover around 23-24°C. Especially for Europeans, these temperatures make for a wonderful winter break.

Rainfall is also significantly down, with January being the wettest of the four winter months as well as the coldest. It sees an average of 71mm throughout the 31 days. December and February are the driest months of the year, seeing 51mm and 53mm each respectively, meaning you are less likely to encounter showers during a winter holiday.

Visitors are not as common during the winter, though of course it is a bustling city all year round. If you are used to colder temperatures and still feel comfortable at 20°C, there could not be a better time for a holiday. You can still enjoy the sea too, as water temperatures remain around 24-25°C consistently.

Overall, winter is short and mild, giving way to spring in almost imperceptible increments before too long.

Weather Hazards

Unfortunately, there are some real hazards present when it comes to the weather in Miami. It is right on the Atlantic Hurricane belt and holds the unenviable position of being one of the top three US cities most at risk of a direct hit from a hurricane.

It is positioned right on the coast in an area where tropical storms are frequent, and you can really feel this energy in the air during the summer months.

August and September are the prime months for these big storms, but the good news is they tend to happen only every four or so years. You just need to keep an eye on the predicted weather patterns for the region, and you should be able to avoid any serious storms.

By the time they reach Miami, they are not always so big, either. Major hurricanes are only considered to be those which are category 3 and higher, and the city has only witnessed 15 of these since 1851. That means even if you do witness a hurricane, it is more likely to be a minor one.

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