The best times to visit Alabama for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

or

September 10th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Weather in Alabama

Temperature

Average temperatures in Alabama vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Alabama, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.7°F (22.6°C) at night.

Alabama Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Alabama Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Alabama Perceived Temperature (F)

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Alabama Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Alabama Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 56.7 45.4 36.4
Feb 59.4 47.6 38.3
Mar 68.8 56.9 47
Apr 76.1 64.5 54.3
May 82.7 71.6 61.7
Jun 89.7 78.8 69.7
Jul 90.1 79.7 71.6
Aug 90.4 79.5 71.1
Sep 85.8 74.8 66.3
Oct 77 64.5 54.4
Nov 66.5 54.1 44
Dec 61 50.4 42

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.7 7.4 2.4
Feb 15.2 8.7 3.5
Mar 20.4 13.8 8.3
Apr 24.5 18.1 12.4
May 28.2 22 16.5
Jun 32.1 26 20.9
Jul 32.3 26.5 22
Aug 32.4 26.4 21.7
Sep 29.9 23.8 19.1
Oct 25 18.1 12.4
Nov 19.2 12.3 6.7
Dec 16.1 10.2 5.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Alabama are October, September, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Alabama? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Alabama is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Alabama.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Alabama (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 2.1 3
Feb 16% 2.5 3
Mar 15% 1.2 3.2
Apr 15% 0 3.4
May 13% 0 2.7
Jun 14% 0 2.4
Jul 17% 0 3.4
Aug 15% 0 3
Sep 11% 0 2.5
Oct 10% 0 2.1
Nov 11% 0 2.6
Dec 17% 1.7 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 5.3 7.6
Feb 16 6.4 7.6
Mar 15 3 8.1
Apr 15 0 8.6
May 13 0 6.9
Jun 14 0 6.1
Jul 17 0 8.6
Aug 15 0 7.6
Sep 11 0 6.4
Oct 10 0 5.3
Nov 11 0 6.6
Dec 17 4.3 11.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Alabama has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (56.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (67.4%).

Wind in Alabama is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Alabama.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.7 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Feb 6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 5.8 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Apr 5.7 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.1 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.3%
Feb 56.5%
Mar 58.2%
Apr 59.4%
May 62%
Jun 63.6%
Jul 67.4%
Aug 66.5%
Sep 66.9%
Oct 62.5%
Nov 60.8%
Dec 67.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Alabama?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Alabama, United States is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Alabama in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.3 in December means 45.3% of the tourists vs. June.


Overall Alabama Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 61.9°F (16.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Alabama, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Alabama to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 55.6°F (13.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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