Miami Weather Guide

Home to a tropical monsoon climate (and TV's 'The Golden Girls'), Miami experiences mild winters, humid summers and a wet season susceptible to tropical storms. It's no wonder the city is so popular with spring breakers and the blue-rinse set alike for its year-round great weather. To know what to expect during each season, here's our handy guide.

Season and Clothing

Summer: June to August

Summer in Miami is hot and humid with days averaging around the early 30s. While conditions can be unbearably muggy at times, sea breezes and afternoon storms often relieve Miami from sweating too much, although the humidity usually returns the next day. Summer also marks the city's hurricane season. If you don't mind a bit of rain, you'll be able to save a lot on accommodation during this time. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim also touches down here in July for an influx of fabulous cossies and people.

Average temperatures: 25-31 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Summer clothes, a bathing suit and sandals.
Don't forget: Sunscreen, sunglasses and an umbrella.

Autumn: September to November

While hurricanes can occur during the fall in Miami, for the most part, the city's rainfall decreases and the sun comes out to play. During this season, Miami hosts a number of events including Festival Miami as well as the famous White Party Week, which includes a number of celeb-filled parties that benefit HIV/AIDs charities. For something a little offbeat, check out The Great Grove Bed Race. Held annually in November in Coconut Grove, teams run through the streets with creatively decorated beds for charity and there's the Pajama Pub Crawl the night before the big race.

Average temperatures: 24-27 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing Light layers, a bathing suit and sandals.
Don't forget: Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Winter: December to February

For those looking to avoid the snow of the northern states, Miami is a great place to visit during winter. Its popularity comes with the downside of expensive accommodation, but if you can book in advance you should be able to nab a good price. During winter, South Beach is the place to be with a number of events on such as Art Basel Miami, as well as fun-filled New Year's Eve celebrations and the annual Martin Luther King Jr Parade in January that honours the civil rights movement leader.

Average temperatures: 16-25 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Light layers and sandals.
Don't forget: Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Spring: March to May

Spring is commonly regarded to be the best time to visit Miami with much of America migrating to the city for spring break. Granted the crowds are thick, but in Miami it really is the more the merrier. The weather during spring is perfect with sunny warm days and little chance of hurricanes. Spring is also when Miami hosts its famous Carnaval & Calle Ocho Festival in March celebrating the Latino cultural communities. EDM fans (that's electronic dance music to the uninitiated) won't want to miss the massive ULTRA music festival in March too.

Average temperatures: 18-28 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Light layers, bathing suit, and sandals.
Don't forget: Sunscreen, sunglasses and a Carnaval costume.