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.


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Weather in Houston

Temperature

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)

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Houston 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.

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Houston Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 65.1 54.2 44.9
Feb 67.9 57.1 48.5
Mar 74.8 64.2 55.3
Apr 81.2 71.1 62.5
May 86.1 76.2 67.5
Jun 93 83 74.9
Jul 93.8 83.7 76
Aug 95.9 84.8 76.8
Sep 90.4 80.3 72.6
Oct 83.9 72.2 62.6
Nov 73.7 62.2 52.9
Dec 67.8 57.6 48.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 18.4 12.3 7.2
Feb 19.9 13.9 9.2
Mar 23.8 17.9 12.9
Apr 27.3 21.7 16.9
May 30.1 24.6 19.7
Jun 33.9 28.3 23.8
Jul 34.3 28.7 24.4
Aug 35.5 29.3 24.9
Sep 32.4 26.8 22.6
Oct 28.8 22.3 17
Nov 23.2 16.8 11.6
Dec 19.9 14.2 9.2


 

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Houston.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 3.8
Feb 17% 0 2.4
Mar 14% 0 3
Apr 17% 0 4.4
May 17% 0 7.8
Jun 15% 0 2.6
Jul 22% 0 3.8
Aug 15% 0 3.4
Sep 21% 0 5
Oct 12% 0 4.6
Nov 21% 0 4
Dec 17% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 9.7
Feb 17 0 6.1
Mar 14 0 7.6
Apr 17 0 11.2
May 17 0 19.8
Jun 15 0 6.6
Jul 22 0 9.7
Aug 15 0 8.6
Sep 21 0 12.7
Oct 12 0 11.7
Nov 21 0 10.2
Dec 17 0 10.2

 

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.

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Wind

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

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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.

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
Jan 58.8%
Feb 64%
Mar 62.5%
Apr 63.8%
May 63.3%
Jun 62.6%
Jul 64.5%
Aug 61.1%
Sep 65.4%
Oct 59%
Nov 62%
Dec 65.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Houston?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 07, 2018 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


 

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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 57.2 in November means 57.2% of the tourists vs. February.



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.

 

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