The best times to visit Amarillo for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 10th

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

 

 


Other Amarillo Travel Info

Weather in Amarillo

Temperature

Average temperatures in Amarillo vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Amarillo, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 96.1°F (35.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.3°F (19.1°C) at night.

Amarillo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Amarillo 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.

Amarillo Perceived Temperature (F)

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Amarillo Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Amarillo 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan54.536.122.1
Feb57.238.524
Mar69.85034.1
Apr76.657.441.5
May83.26650
Jun92.976.962.1
Jul9378.765.3
Aug93.778.264.6
Sep86.770.557
Oct76.858.644.1
Nov65.947.132.1
Dec54.737.224.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan12.52.3-5.5
Feb143.6-4.4
Mar21101.2
Apr24.814.15.3
May28.418.910
Jun33.824.916.7
Jul33.925.918.5
Aug34.325.718.1
Sep30.421.413.9
Oct24.914.86.7
Nov18.88.40.1
Dec12.62.9-4.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Amarillo are January, November, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Amarillo? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Amarillo is often around around January 15th 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan4%3.80.5
Feb9%30.7
Mar8%2.61
Apr8%1.21.3
May14%03.1
Jun16%02.7
Jul15%03.5
Aug15%03.2
Sep14%02
Oct11%2.11.6
Nov5%1.50.8
Dec5%1.40.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan49.71.3
Feb97.61.8
Mar86.62.5
Apr833.3
May1407.9
Jun1606.9
Jul1508.9
Aug1508.1
Sep1405.1
Oct115.34.1
Nov53.82
Dec53.61.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Amarillo has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (32.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (46.5%).

Wind in Amarillo is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is April, followed by June and March. April’s average wind speed of around 13.3 knots (15.3 MPH or 24.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 24.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan10.7Gentle breeze19Strong breeze
Feb11.2Significant breeze20Strong breeze
Mar12Significant breeze20.9Strong breeze
Apr13.3Significant breeze23.4Very strong breeze
May12Significant breeze21.8Strong breeze
Jun12.6Significant breeze22.7Very strong breeze
Jul10.6Gentle breeze18.6Strong breeze
Aug10Gentle breeze18.3Strong breeze
Sep10.2Gentle breeze17.7Strong breeze
Oct10.8Gentle breeze18.2Strong breeze
Nov11.3Significant breeze19.3Strong breeze
Dec11Significant breeze19.2Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan39.9%
Feb44%
Mar34.8%
Apr32.5%
May37.5%
Jun40.3%
Jul43.4%
Aug43%
Sep46.5%
Oct43.2%
Nov37.3%
Dec45.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Amarillo?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Amarillo, TX, US is June, followed by July and December. 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 Amarillo in January. 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 36.5 in January means 36.5% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Amarillo Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 the most precipitation with about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Amarillo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 60°F (15.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Amarillo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.1°F (16.7°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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