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How is the Weather in Miami in October?

Updated: September 7, 2022

In this post, we go over what to expect weatherwise in Miami during the month of October, including tips on what to pack.


Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 87-88 F (31 C) early in the month, gradually falling to 84-86 F (29-30 C) near the end of the month.

About 2-5 afternoons, especially early in the month, will record highs at or above 90 F (32 C).

The record high temperature in Miami during October is 95 F (35.0 C).

Late night and early morning lows will be near 75-77 F (24-25 C) early in the month but will cool down to 71-73 F (22-23 C) near the end of the month. 

A few of the cooler mornings, late in the month, can dip down near 66 F (19 C). 

The record low temperature in Miami during October is 53 F (11.7 C).

Rain or Shine

Cloudiness decreases this month with about 7 days having sunny skies, 14 days will be partly sunny and 10 cloudy days.

Measurable rain falls on about 14 days with only 4 of these recording 0.5 inches or more.  


Daylight hours continue to decrease this month from about 11.9 hours on the 1st to 11.2 hours on the 31st.


Wind speeds will mostly be gentle to moderate at 8-18 mph (12-28 kph) but can briefly be fresh at 19-24 mph, (29-38 kph).

Hurricanes + Tropical Cyclones

October is still an active month for tropical cyclones and there is a 40-45% risk for a named tropical storms passing near the east coast of Florida or the Bahamas this month.

The risk for experiencing tropical storm strength winds in Miami during the entire hurricane season is about once every 3 years, and hurricane force winds, once every 8-10 years.


If you are headed to the beaches expect warm ocean temperatures around 84 F (29 C) early in the month, cooling gradually to near 81 F (27 C) near the end of the month.

What to Wear in Miami during October? 

The weather is still very warm, but showers become less frequent.

Best to dress light and airy but you may wish to add some long-sleeve shirts and perhaps bring a light windbreaker for the cooler mornings.

Please also bring your beach wear including a pair of casual flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a good pair of walking shoes plus an umbrella for those showers.

Things to Do in Miami in October

Even though there won't be as many sunny days this month, you might still want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish Miami walking tour in October.

If you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, consider an indoors activity instead.

Here are a few of the more popular concerts taking place this month in Miami:

In addition to these options, chances are that the Miami Marlins will also be playing some October baseball this year!

Seasonal Outlook - October to December 2022 Miami

There is a 78% chance for normal to above normal temperatures with near normal rainfall. 

Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: September 7th, 2022
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