The best times to visit Birmingham for ideal weather are

March 12th 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.



Other Birmingham Travel Info

Weather in Birmingham


Average temperatures in Birmingham 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 24th 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 Birmingham, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.4°F (22.4°C) at night.

Birmingham Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Birmingham 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.

Birmingham Perceived Temperature (F)


Birmingham Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Birmingham 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 54.9 43.4 33.7
Feb 58.5 46.2 36.3
Mar 68.7 56.3 45.8
Apr 76.7 64.1 52.9
May 82.8 71.7 61.3
Jun 90.7 79.6 69.7
Jul 91.2 80.3 71.5
Aug 91.4 80.3 71.3
Sep 86 74.8 65.7
Oct 76.7 63.9 53.2
Nov 65.9 53.2 42.3
Dec 59.2 48.6 39.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.7 6.3 0.9
Feb 14.7 7.9 2.4
Mar 20.4 13.5 7.7
Apr 24.8 17.8 11.6
May 28.2 22.1 16.3
Jun 32.6 26.4 20.9
Jul 32.9 26.8 21.9
Aug 33 26.8 21.8
Sep 30 23.8 18.7
Oct 24.8 17.7 11.8
Nov 18.8 11.8 5.7
Dec 15.1 9.2 4.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Birmingham are September, October, 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 late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Birmingham? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Birmingham is often around around February 12th 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 Birmingham.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 1.5 4.6
Feb 25% 2.6 4.7
Mar 27% 0 5.5
Apr 24% 0 5.6
May 24% 0 4.8
Jun 18% 0 3.8
Jul 26% 0 5.1
Aug 23% 0 5.3
Sep 16% 0 4.3
Oct 16% 0 3
Nov 17% 0 4
Dec 29% 0 6.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 3.8 11.7
Feb 25 6.6 11.9
Mar 27 0 14
Apr 24 0 14.2
May 24 0 12.2
Jun 18 0 9.7
Jul 26 0 13
Aug 23 0 13.5
Sep 16 0 10.9
Oct 16 0 7.6
Nov 17 0 10.2
Dec 29 0 15.7


Humidity and Wind

Birmingham has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (50.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.1%).

Wind in Birmingham is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.2 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.5 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.8 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Feb 6.2 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 4.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.2 Significant breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.3%
Feb 50.6%
Mar 50.8%
Apr 50.9%
May 56.7%
Jun 57.2%
Jul 60.7%
Aug 60.3%
Sep 60.9%
Oct 57.1%
Nov 55.3%
Dec 62.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Birmingham?

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 Birmingham, AL, US is July, followed by October 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 Birmingham in December. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.3 in December means 45.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Birmingham Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 61.4°F (16.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Birmingham, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Birmingham to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 53.9°F (12.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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