The best times to visit Austin for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 6th


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.



Other Austin Travel Info

Weather in Austin


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)


Austin Temperatures (Celsius)


“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)


Austin Perceived Temperature (C)



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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 63.3 50.3 40.6
Feb 69 54.8 44.8
Mar 75.3 62.2 51.5
Apr 82.1 69.4 59.4
May 88.2 76.1 66.4
Jun 95.5 83.4 73.6
Jul 96.9 84.4 74.8
Aug 100 86.7 75.9
Sep 92.9 80.2 70.3
Oct 84.2 71.2 60.6
Nov 73.3 60.6 50.6
Dec 65.4 52.9 43.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 17.4 10.2 4.8
Feb 20.6 12.7 7.1
Mar 24.1 16.8 10.8
Apr 27.8 20.8 15.2
May 31.2 24.5 19.1
Jun 35.3 28.6 23.1
Jul 36.1 29.1 23.8
Aug 37.8 30.4 24.4
Sep 33.8 26.8 21.3
Oct 29 21.8 15.9
Nov 22.9 15.9 10.3
Dec 18.6 11.6 6.4



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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 1.2 3.2
Feb 11% 0 1.3
Mar 15% 0 3.3
Apr 14% 0 2.2
May 20% 0 6
Jun 15% 0 3.2
Jul 14% 0 3.5
Aug 5% 0 0.7
Sep 17% 0 5
Oct 13% 0 4.5
Nov 11% 0 2.5
Dec 13% 0 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 3 8.1
Feb 11 0 3.3
Mar 15 0 8.4
Apr 14 0 5.6
May 20 0 15.2
Jun 15 0 8.1
Jul 14 0 8.9
Aug 5 0 1.8
Sep 17 0 12.7
Oct 13 0 11.4
Nov 11 0 6.4
Dec 13 0 5.1


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.3 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.8%
Feb 50.1%
Mar 52.6%
Apr 53.1%
May 56.5%
Jun 54%
Jul 54%
Aug 46.3%
Sep 53.2%
Oct 51.8%
Nov 54%
Dec 55.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Austin?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


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

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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