The best times to visit Alabama for ideal weather are
March 12th to May 27th
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.
Alabama Travel Guide
Weather in Alabama
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)
Alabama Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Alabama Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Alabama.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Alabama (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.