The best times to visit Atlanta for ideal weather are

March 26th to May 27th

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


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Weather in Atlanta

Temperature

Average temperatures in Atlanta 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 chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd 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 Atlanta, 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 91.8°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.

Atlanta Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Atlanta 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.

Atlanta Perceived Temperature (F)

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Atlanta Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Atlanta 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)
Jan53.942.232.4
Feb57.84534.5
Mar67.454.443
Apr75.562.449.9
May82.270.258.5
Jun89.878.267.4
Jul90.17969.8
Aug90.278.969.2
Sep84.572.963.3
Oct74.961.850.9
Nov64.851.239.6
Dec58.647.338.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan12.25.70.2
Feb14.37.21.4
Mar19.712.46.1
Apr24.216.99.9
May27.921.214.7
Jun32.125.719.7
Jul32.326.121
Aug32.326.120.7
Sep29.222.717.4
Oct23.816.610.5
Nov18.210.74.2
Dec14.88.53.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Atlanta are September, June, 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 June. For example, on the week of June 18th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Atlanta? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Atlanta.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan20%03.4
Feb24%04
Mar25%04.5
Apr24%04.1
May21%04.1
Jun17%02.5
Jul23%04.7
Aug20%03.8
Sep15%03.3
Oct17%03.5
Nov17%03.4
Dec26%05.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2008.6
Feb24010.2
Mar25011.4
Apr24010.4
May21010.4
Jun1706.4
Jul23011.9
Aug2009.7
Sep1508.4
Oct1708.9
Nov1708.6
Dec26014.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Atlanta has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (63.5%).

Wind in Atlanta is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 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 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Jan4.7Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Feb5Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Mar4.9Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Apr4.7Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
May4Light breeze10.5Significant breeze
Jun3.4Barely noticeable10.2Gentle breeze
Jul3.4Barely noticeable10.4Significant breeze
Aug3.2Barely noticeable9.4Gentle breeze
Sep3.3Barely noticeable9Significant breeze
Oct3.6Barely noticeable9.6Gentle breeze
Nov3.9Barely noticeable10Significant breeze
Dec4.1Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan52.9%
Feb49.5%
Mar51.6%
Apr51.9%
May57.3%
Jun58.4%
Jul62.6%
Aug62.6%
Sep63.5%
Oct60.8%
Nov56.3%
Dec61.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Atlanta?

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 Atlanta, GA, US is June, followed by July and August. 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 Atlanta in November. 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 51.1 in November means 51.1% of the tourists vs. June.


Overall Atlanta Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 60.3°F (15.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Atlanta, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 61.5°F (16.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Atlanta to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.7°F (15.9°C) and 53.1°F (11.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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