The best times to visit Downtown 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.
Downtown Austin Travel Guide
Other Downtown Austin Travel Info
Weather in Downtown Austin
Average temperatures in Downtown 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 Downtown 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.
Downtown Austin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Downtown Austin 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.
Downtown Austin Perceived Temperature (F)
Downtown Austin Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Downtown 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.
|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 Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown Austin.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Downtown Austin (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
Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown Austin.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown 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
Overall Downtown 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 Downtown 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 Downtown 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.