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Weather in Miami in January?

Updated: July 31, 2023

This post will give you an idea of what kind of weather to expect in Miami during the first month of the year. January is a great time to visit Miami, with comfortable afternoons, ample sunshine and cool nights.


Daytime high temperatures will most likely be in the mid-70s F (about 25 C) throughout the month, however, a few of the warmer days can reach up into the lower 80s F (about 28 C).

The record high temperature for Miami during January is 88F (31.1 C).

Late night and early morning temperatures will be on the cool side, averaging in the lower 60s F (16-17 C) with a few of the colder mornings dipping down to near 50 F (10C). 

Temperatures at or below freezing (32F/0C) are very rare, however, the record low temperature for Miami during January is 30 F ( -1.1C ).

Clouds and Rain

Clear or at least partly sunny skies can be expected in Miami during January on about 20-22 days with some rain possible on 7 days, however, only 1 day this month will likely record 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more rainfall. 

Hours of Daylight

There will be about 10.5 hours of daylight on New Year's Day increasing to nearly 11 hours by the end of the month. 

Wind and Ocean

During January, the wind in Miami is mostly gentle to moderate (8-18mph/12-28 kph) but can be briefly fresh at times (19-24 mph/29-38 kph). If you are headed for the beach, ocean temperatures will most likely be around 76-77F (about 25 C).

What to Wear in Miami in January

A mix of both summer and autumn attire is best for this month since afternoon temperatures are comfortable to warm but can at times be a bit cool, especially since the wind at times can be quite breezy. 

Evenings and early mornings will be cool to occasionally cold so bring along a couple of sweaters and a light jacket or windbreaker. Please don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes.

What to Do in Miami During January

There are a lot of fun and interesting things to do in this city almost all year long, and with plenty of sun in the forecast, one of the best ideas is simply to take a pay-what-you-wish walking tour. You may also want to visit the beach or even spend some time at a nearby amusement park.

January is also a great month for sports fans, as the Miami Heat, the Miami Dolphins, and even the Florida Panthers will be playing regular season games at home. There are also usually at least a few good concerts and musicals to attend, so we recommend looking for a live event.

For even more ideas, make sure to check our full post on things to do in Miami in January.

Seasonal Outlook

January to March 2023 Miami

There is an 80% chance for normal to above normal temperatures with near normal rainfall. 

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: July 31st, 2023
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