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Miami Weather in May

Averages By Month

May in Miami is quite divided in terms of weather. At the beginning of the month you will still have some of the pleasantly mild spring weather whereas the second half of May starts to get hotter and more humid. In May highs can reach 85°F and lows hover at 75°F. The Atlantic Ocean water temperature has now warmed up to 81°F ensuring that you can enjoy the beach and water as much as you like! And with an average of 11 sunshine hours each day you will have plenty of time to do so. The average number of rainy days has now increased to 10 and it’s best to prepare for the rain ahead by bringing an umbrella! But it is not hurricane season yet.

By the end of May you will also start to feel the intense humidity that will linger around Miami all summer long. But don’t worry, you will have AC almost everywhere! Miami has a lot on offer along with its beautiful beaches - from bars, restaurants and museums to the Miami Fashion Week in May.

High and Low Temperature in May °F

Water Temperature in May °F

Current Weather Miami

58°F clear sky
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Miami

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

75° 76° 78° 81° 85° 88° 90° 91° 88° 84° 80° 77°

Low °F

63° 64° 67° 71° 75° 78° 79° 79° 78° 77° 70° 66°

Sun

9h 9h 10h 11h 11h 12h 12h 11h 11h 10h 9h 8h

Rain Days

6 5 6 7 10 13 17 16 18 15 10 7

Water °F

73° 74° 76° 78° 81° 84° 86° 86° 84° 82° 77° 74°

Miami Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Miami

Weatherwise, the best time for a vacation in Miami is from November until April. In those months you will have mild temperatures as well as little rain and humidity. Peak season though is between March and August when it reaches up to 90°F. If you don’t mind the humidity and possible rain, even summer is a fantastic time in Miami. Between late February and mid April you can see a lot of Spring Breakers heading to Miami. Expect to join in some awesome parties or if you are after some more peace and quiet choose another time to travel to Miami!

Things to know about Miami

Miami is a vast city spread out over several very distinct areas. Miami itself, officially the City of Miami, lies mostly on the mainland of Florida and covers the districts of Wynwood and Little Haiti to the north and Coconut Grove to the south with the impressive Downtown Miami skyline at the heart of it.

Miami is often thought to include the world famous South Beach although technically South Beach is a neighborhood within the separate city of Miami Beach. Miami Beach lies on a one mile by nine mile island about three miles offshore from the city of Miami.

The wider Miami metropolitan area has a population of 6.1 million and stretches all the way north to include the cities of West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Miami Downtown buildings by water
Miami beach palmtrees

Downtown Miami is where the world of finance is and where you should go to see all the skyscrapers. The Adrienne Arsht Center is also located in Downtown and that’s where you can go to watch all sorts of Performing Art. Bayside Marketplace is a hip place to be and in the port you will find lots of restaurants and bars. In the American Airlines Arena you can watch the Miami Heat of the NBA in action.

Wherever you are in the Miami area you will enjoy some lively Latin American flair combined with lots of sun and fun. In the hip Wynwood Art District you won’t be able to stop browsing through all the genius art galleries and you will be able to see some of the world’s greatest graffiti art.

Little Havana is the place to experience some Cuban lifestyle in Miami. It’s where many Cubans settled after fleeing Fidel Castro’s regime in the 50s.

The area of Coral Gables is where you have to go if you want to see the Venetian Pool. Just admire the beauty of the building or have a bath too - you might also spot some stars!

Miami eighth street downtown mall
Miami houses boats sea from above

In the Miami area you will also find some of the greatest malls and if you are after some exploring you should take a trip to the Everglades to admire the nature or take a trip to Key West.

And last but not least when in Miami you must certainly visit Miami Beach with its’ world famous South Beach. That’s where you will see all the beautiful beaches that Miami is famous for. South Beach, with its’ world heritage Art Deco District and Ocean Drive, is where everyone heads to to be seen and as a result you will find many visitors there. North Beach is where the locals like to hang out more. South Beach is also called the ‘Hollywood of Latin America’. It’s such an incredible place with so much happiness, fun and of course parties. And if you are into partying don’t miss checking out the great clubs such as LIV or Mynt Lounge.

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