The best times to visit Marfa for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 17th
August 6th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Marfa Travel Guide
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Weather in Marfa
Average temperatures in Marfa vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Marfa, the hottest months are June, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid June where highs are regularly around 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.9°F (15.5°C) at night.
Marfa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Marfa 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.
Marfa Perceived Temperature (F)
Marfa Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Marfa 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 Marfa are December, February, 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 early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Marfa? 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 Marfa.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Marfa (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
Marfa has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (21.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (53%).
Wind in Marfa is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.4 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 to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 22.1 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Marfa.
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||7.4||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Feb||8.4||Gentle breeze||19.4||Strong breeze|
|Mar||8.5||Gentle breeze||18.9||Strong breeze|
|Apr||8.9||Gentle breeze||20||Strong breeze|
|May||8.4||Gentle breeze||19.6||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7||Gentle breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|Jul||6.4||Light breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|Aug||6||Light breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6||Light breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.7||Light breeze||15.9||Strong breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Marfa?
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 Marfa, TX, US is June, followed by May 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 Marfa in December. 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 Marfa Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Marfa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Marfa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.4°F (20.2°C) and 55.7°F (13.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.