The best times to visit Gainesville for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 20th

or

September 17th to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Gainesville Travel Info

Weather in Gainesville

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gainesville vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Gainesville, 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 98.8°F (37.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.6°F (23.7°C) at night.

Gainesville Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gainesville Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Gainesville Perceived Temperature (F)

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Gainesville Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gainesville 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)
Jan55.241.531.4
Feb59.145.135.3
Mar68.755.344.8
Apr75.362.852.5
May82.370.960.8
Jun91.980.670.7
Jul94.983.172.5
Aug96.48472.9
Sep88.776.265.4
Oct78.264.653.5
Nov66.553.443
Dec55.943.534

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan12.95.3-0.3
Feb15.17.31.8
Mar20.412.97.1
Apr24.117.111.4
May27.921.616
Jun33.32721.5
Jul34.928.422.5
Aug35.828.922.7
Sep31.524.618.6
Oct25.718.111.9
Nov19.211.96.1
Dec13.36.41.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gainesville are August, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Gainesville? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Gainesville.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan6%01
Feb6%00.9
Mar8%01.4
Apr10%01.6
May15%03.8
Jun7%01.4
Jul6%01.4
Aug4%00.7
Sep4%00.7
Oct8%01.5
Nov6%01.1
Dec6%01.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan602.5
Feb602.3
Mar803.6
Apr1004.1
May1509.7
Jun703.6
Jul603.6
Aug401.8
Sep401.8
Oct803.8
Nov602.8
Dec603.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Gainesville has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (49.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (63.5%).

Wind in Gainesville is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.5 MPH or 16.9 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 18.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan7.1Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Feb8.1Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
Mar8.8Gentle breeze16.8Significant breeze
Apr9.1Gentle breeze17.8Strong breeze
May8Gentle breeze16.4Significant breeze
Jun7.7Gentle breeze15.8Significant breeze
Jul5.8Light breeze13.1Significant breeze
Aug5.7Light breeze12.9Significant breeze
Sep5.6Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Oct6.6Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Nov7.4Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Dec7.2Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan51.4%
Feb55.1%
Mar56.4%
Apr58.7%
May63.5%
Jun58.9%
Jul53.6%
Aug49.4%
Sep53.2%
Oct54.1%
Nov53.4%
Dec58.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gainesville?

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 Gainesville, TX, US is March, followed by May and July. 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 Gainesville in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63.2 in January means 63.2% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Gainesville Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 62.7°F (17.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Gainesville, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Gainesville to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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