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.
Amarillo Travel Guide
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Weather in Amarillo
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)
Amarillo 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.
Amarillo Perceived Temperature (F)
Amarillo Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Amarillo (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
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.
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||10.7||Gentle breeze||19||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.2||Significant breeze||20||Strong breeze|
|Mar||12||Significant breeze||20.9||Strong breeze|
|Apr||13.3||Significant breeze||23.4||Very strong breeze|
|May||12||Significant breeze||21.8||Strong breeze|
|Jun||12.6||Significant breeze||22.7||Very strong breeze|
|Jul||10.6||Gentle breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Aug||10||Gentle breeze||18.3||Strong breeze|
|Sep||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.8||Gentle breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
|Nov||11.3||Significant breeze||19.3||Strong breeze|
|Dec||11||Significant breeze||19.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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.