A Quick Guide to Miami Weather
Miami is full of sand, sea and sweet splendid sunshine. Synonymous with beautiful beaches, cerulean waters and clear blue skies, it is a land that we all assume is filled with all kinds of sunny rays. In fact, Miami weather is a touch more varied than sun, sunshine, some more sunny shine.
Florida’s southern peninsula actually sits in – what is not reassuringly titled – the Atlantic Hurricane belt and is in the top three American cities at most risk of being hitting with some excessive bouts of gusty wind. However, in reality hurricanes actually don’t occur that frequently at all. In fact, tropical storms only bother the good bleached blonde heads of Miami once every four years or so and serious ones even less than that. Rain does occasionally fall, though and varies throughout the year. And temperatures range from the super to the superlative.
If you’re going to the land of beaches and bikinis, you better make sure that it is at a time of year when the climate is suited to all your weather related needs. So, here’s our Miami weather forecast.
Miami weather from December to May
From around the turn of the year until April or May time, Florida hits its high season and scantily clad pasty-faced folk descend on its beaches to soak up all sorts of serene sunshine. In most parts of the world, winter is not the time to crack out the sunscreen, Miami is different. Average temperatures at this time of year stay around 20 degrees celsius while rainfall remains pretty low.
In fact, the winter months bring out the Miami in Miami – whatever that is. Miami Beach saves its best events for December to February, so bring plenty of spending money and book your activities in advance. The best time to go to Miami is during this period, indeed the best time to go there at all, is between March and May, when the sun still shines but you miss the peak winter rates. Also the crowds thin out slightly and things don’t feel quite so claustrophobic. Well, that is unless Spring Break happens to fall during this period, then you better beware of many a young drunken student and excessive night-time revellery. Unless, you’re into that sort of thing.
Miami weather from June to November
The less vertiginous time period in Miami is accompanied by a whole heap of hot temperatures. Both temperature and rainfall hits its peak during the summer months. Anyone venturing to Miami from June to August better bring a helluva lot of sunscreen as temperatures regularly top 30 degrees celsius.
As we move toward the autumn months you’re getting into hurricane territory and while severe winds are not a guarantee, monsoon like downpours are always a possibility, so you should bring some suncream… and an umbrella. As a result of Miami weather around September and October time you’ll see a nice price drop in hotels and flights. There will still be plenty of sun around though, and the beaches will also be the quietest of any time of the year