Nothing says summer more than a June day in Miami. The weather is always very warm, with a good chance of showers. The beaches and waterways are so inviting. A morning on the fairway and an afternoon swim pave the way for a fulfilling day that can be capped off with a sunset dinner cruise. A variety of special events and festivals means that no matter the weather, the outdoor and indoor show of Miami attractions will always go on.
June Weather Report:
The average June temperature range in Miami is 77ºF (low) to 87ºF (high). This month is the year’s wettest, averaging 8.27 inches of rainfall. With frequent showers and thunderstorms, the relative humidity level is often in the discomfort zone during the heat of a June day. Average wind speed is 8.3 mph, enough to provide a refreshing breeze. Atlantic water (sea surface) temperature averages 85ºF.
June is packed with special events in Miami -
Miami Super Boat Grand Prix -
For anyone with a need for speed, watching power boat drivers from around the world race over the waves at 100 mph is a real rush. Each June, some of super boating’s best come to Miami to compete. Thousands line the shore to marvel as the teams maneuver their vessels and vie for the top prizes. The 2012 contest is scheduled for June 1 - 3.
This annual event is one huge celebration of Coconut Grove’s Bahamian roots. The June 1-3, 2012 fest comes complete with a Junkanoo parade of colorfully costumed high-stepping marchers, musicians, floats and dancers. Vendors at this enormous street party sell crafts and a variety of Bahamian delicacies like conch fritters, peas n' rice, Bahamian crawfish and Johnny cake. Other crowd-pleasing features are kids activities, concerts and a basketball tournament.
Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center hosts this annual three-week series of performances of short plays June 1 -17, 2012 before it moves on to its next run, June 29 - July 15, 2012 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The short comedies and dramas combine to give theatergoers an afternoon or evening of sheer enjoyment.
Miami Romance Month -
The entire month of June has been devoted to the pursuit and celebration of love in South Florida. Special discounts on romantic dining adventures, luxurious spa treatments for two, culinary tours for couples and wonderful weddings on the beach attract visitors and locals alike.
The Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead on June 16-17, 2012 will host its annual celebration of local agriculture, especially tropical fruits. Booths showcasing Florida wines and selling delectable items will be featured. Another popular attraction will be an opportunity to sample rare tropical fruits.
Best bets for warm June weather activities in Miami -
As spring turns into summer, the heat, humidity and chance of rain increase in Miami. Usually, most of the day is dry. Showers and thunderstorms can occasionally dampen the picture, mainly in the late afternoon and evening. With that summer pattern, it is best to plan on a golf game or tennis match while it is still relatively cool and dry in the morning. An early start is also a good idea for beach, boating, fishing and water sport fans. While paddling along the shore in a kayak or canoe is pleasurable under a sunny sky, seeing storm clouds gather should put those plans on hold. For a rainy day respite from the beach, a visit to one of the Miami area’s fine malls is a popular option. For a high end experience, try Bal Harbour Shops, home to Saks Fifth, Avenue, Neiman Marcus and a host of haute couture boutiques. Aventura Mall has a nice lineup of impressive names, too, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Coach, and Abercrombie & Fitch. If shopping is not your notion, Aventura also has a fine assortment of restaurants and a cine-plex with IMAX movies.
Vacation Planning Tips:
Despite the warmer weather, bring along a light jacket or sweater, especially if air conditioned restaurants and malls tend to chill you. A plastic poncho in your pocket can save you from getting soaked during a sudden downpour. Call ahead. Make sure the bistro your friend recommended is still in business and open on the day you want to dine there. Reservations for restaurants, boat charters, eco tours and even a golf start time should be arranged as far in advance as possible. Of course, accommodations should also be booked early. On a hot and sunny day, remember to keep yourself hydrated. When going for a jog or hike, bring along a bottle of water. Drink lots of nonalcoholic beverages. For a prolonged time on the beach or in a park, wear a sunhat, use lots of sunscreen and try to spend time in the shade.