The best times to visit Houston for ideal weather are
February 12th to May 6th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Houston Travel Guide
Weather in Houston
Average temperatures in Houston vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Houston, 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 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.
Houston Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Houston 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.
Houston Perceived Temperature (F)
Houston Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Houston 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 Houston are October, January, and then March. 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 mid to late August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.
When can you find snow in Houston? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Houston.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Houston (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
Houston has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (58.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (65.5%).
Wind in Houston is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Houston.
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||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.9||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|May||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.7||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.7||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Houston?
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 Houston, TX, US is February, followed by April and January. 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 Houston 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 Houston Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 69.1°F (20.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Houston, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 70.1°F (21.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Houston to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.4°F (22.4°C) and 61.4°F (16.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.