The best times to visit Dallas for ideal weather are
February 19th to May 20th
September 24th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Dallas Travel Guide
Weather in Dallas
Average temperatures in Dallas vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Dallas, 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 98.5°F (36.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.4°F (26.3°C) at night.
Dallas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Dallas Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Dallas Perceived Temperature (F)
Dallas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Dallas 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dallas are November, January, 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 mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.
When can you find snow in Dallas? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Dallas is often around around February 5th 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dallas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dallas (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Dallas has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (48.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (56.7%).
Wind in Dallas is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 19.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dallas.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||7.6||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.9||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||10.1||Gentle breeze||17.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|May||8.7||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.5||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.6||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Dallas?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 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 Aug 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Dallas, TX, US is July, followed by May 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 Dallas 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
Overall Dallas Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 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 about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Dallas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 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 Dallas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.6°F (19.8°C) and 53.9°F (12.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.