The best times to visit Austin for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 6th

or

September 24th to December 2nd

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 Austin

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Austin 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 39th 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 August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 101.4°F (38.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.4°F (25.2°C) at night.

    Austin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Austin Temperatures (Celsius)

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    Low

    “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)
    Jan63.350.340.6
    Feb6954.844.8
    Mar75.362.251.5
    Apr82.169.459.4
    May88.276.166.4
    Jun95.583.473.6
    Jul96.984.474.8
    Aug10086.775.9
    Sep92.980.270.3
    Oct84.271.260.6
    Nov73.360.650.6
    Dec65.452.943.6

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan17.410.24.8
    Feb20.612.77.1
    Mar24.116.810.8
    Apr27.820.815.2
    May31.224.519.1
    Jun35.328.623.1
    Jul36.129.123.8
    Aug37.830.424.4
    Sep33.826.821.3
    Oct2921.815.9
    Nov22.915.910.3
    Dec18.611.66.4


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Austin are August, February, 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 early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

    When can you find snow in Austin? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Austin 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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan16%1.23.2
    Feb11%01.3
    Mar15%03.3
    Apr14%02.2
    May20%06
    Jun15%03.2
    Jul14%03.5
    Aug5%00.7
    Sep17%05
    Oct13%04.5
    Nov11%02.5
    Dec13%02

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan1638.1
    Feb1103.3
    Mar1508.4
    Apr1405.6
    May20015.2
    Jun1508.1
    Jul1408.9
    Aug501.8
    Sep17012.7
    Oct13011.4
    Nov1106.4
    Dec1305.1

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Austin has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (46.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (56.5%).

    Wind in Austin is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 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 11.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    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
    Jan4.1Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
    Feb4.9Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
    Mar5.2Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
    Apr5.3Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
    May5Light breeze10Gentle breeze
    Jun4.8Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
    Jul4Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
    Aug3.8Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
    Sep3.3Barely noticeable8.1Gentle breeze
    Oct3.7Barely noticeable8.4Gentle breeze
    Nov3.8Barely noticeable8.6Gentle breeze
    Dec3.9Barely noticeable9Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan50.8%
    Feb50.1%
    Mar52.6%
    Apr53.1%
    May56.5%
    Jun54%
    Jul54%
    Aug46.3%
    Sep53.2%
    Oct51.8%
    Nov54%
    Dec55.5%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Austin?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 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 Mar 15, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Austin, TX, US is July, followed by March and June. 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

    Key
    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 49.7 in November means 49.7% of the tourists vs. July.


    Overall Austin Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.6°F (33.7°C) and 70.7°F (21.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 5 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 96.2°F (35.7°C) and 68°F (20°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 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 Austin to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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