The best times to visit Austin for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 30th

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

 

 


Other Austin Travel Info

Weather in Austin

Temperature

Average temperatures in Austin vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Austin, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 83.5°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.1°F (17.8°C) at night.

Austin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Austin 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.

Austin Perceived Temperature (F)

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Austin Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Austin 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)
Jan23.214.67.3
Feb2516.38.9
Mar41.632.425.3
Apr56.945.737.1
May70.258.949.4
Jun78.768.459.4
Jul82.672.362.7
Aug80.369.960.5
Sep73.961.852.1
Oct59.749.240.4
Nov44.135.127.8
Dec27.820.714.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-4.9-9.7-13.7
Feb-3.9-8.7-12.8
Mar5.30.2-3.7
Apr13.87.62.8
May21.214.99.7
Jun25.920.215.2
Jul28.122.417.1
Aug26.821.115.8
Sep23.316.611.2
Oct15.49.64.7
Nov6.71.7-2.3
Dec-2.3-6.3-9.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Austin are January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Austin? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Austin is often around around February 26th 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 Austin.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%4.30
Feb1%8.50.1
Mar1%7.20.1
Apr11%1.21.5
May8%00.9
Jun9%02.5
Jul5%01
Aug6%01.2
Sep5%00.7
Oct2%00.2
Nov2%30.2
Dec2%1.80.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan010.90
Feb121.60.3
Mar118.30.3
Apr1133.8
May802.3
Jun906.4
Jul502.5
Aug603
Sep501.8
Oct200.5
Nov27.60.5
Dec24.61

 

Humidity and Wind

Austin has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (53.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78.3%).

Wind in Austin is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and January. April’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early May where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan8Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze
Feb7.7Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Mar7.6Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Apr8.9Gentle breeze17Strong breeze
May8.1Gentle breeze16.6Significant breeze
Jun6.2Light breeze14.4Significant breeze
Jul5.3Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Aug4.9Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Sep5.6Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Oct7Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Nov7.8Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
Dec7.5Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan69.6%
Feb67.1%
Mar64.8%
Apr53.9%
May53.5%
Jun61.5%
Jul64.3%
Aug68.6%
Sep64.8%
Oct62%
Nov66.9%
Dec78.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Austin?

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 Austin, MN, US is April, followed by June 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 Austin 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.2 in November means 54.2% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Austin Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.3°F (24.1°C) and 26.7°F (-2.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Austin, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 far too cold this time of year in Austin to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28°F (-2.2°C) and 22.1°F (-5.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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