The best times to visit Northwest Alabama for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 17th

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

 

 


Other Northwest Alabama Travel Info

Weather in Northwest Alabama

Temperature

Average temperatures in Northwest Alabama vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 Northwest Alabama, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.8°F (19.9°C) at night.

Northwest Alabama Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Northwest Alabama 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.

Northwest Alabama Perceived Temperature (F)

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Northwest Alabama Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Northwest Alabama 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 51 38.5 29.2
Feb 54.2 41.3 31.8
Mar 64.9 51.4 40.6
Apr 74.6 60.6 48.8
May 80.5 67.8 57.1
Jun 89.1 76.3 65.3
Jul 90 77.5 67.6
Aug 89.5 76.5 66.6
Sep 84.4 70.8 60.6
Oct 73.6 59.2 48
Nov 61.9 48.2 37.3
Dec 54.9 43.6 35.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.6 3.6 -1.6
Feb 12.3 5.2 -0.1
Mar 18.3 10.8 4.8
Apr 23.7 15.9 9.3
May 26.9 19.9 13.9
Jun 31.7 24.6 18.5
Jul 32.2 25.3 19.8
Aug 31.9 24.7 19.2
Sep 29.1 21.6 15.9
Oct 23.1 15.1 8.9
Nov 16.6 9 2.9
Dec 12.7 6.4 1.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Northwest Alabama are September, August, 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 late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Northwest Alabama? 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 Northwest Alabama.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northwest Alabama (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 19% 0 4.4
Feb 19% 0 3.2
Mar 22% 0 4.7
Apr 23% 0 5.3
May 23% 0 4.6
Jun 21% 0 4.4
Jul 22% 0 5.3
Aug 16% 0 3.5
Sep 16% 0 3.9
Oct 19% 0 4.6
Nov 18% 0 3.3
Dec 24% 0 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 11.2
Feb 19 0 8.1
Mar 22 0 11.9
Apr 23 0 13.5
May 23 0 11.7
Jun 21 0 11.2
Jul 22 0 13.5
Aug 16 0 8.9
Sep 16 0 9.9
Oct 19 0 11.7
Nov 18 0 8.4
Dec 24 0 15.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Northwest Alabama has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (59% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72.3%).

Wind in Northwest Alabama is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.3 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.1 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Apr 5.5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
May 4.2 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.8 Barely noticeable 9.2 Significant breeze
Aug 2.5 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.7 Barely noticeable 8.5 Significant breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61.6%
Feb 59%
Mar 60.6%
Apr 60.1%
May 69.5%
Jun 69.2%
Jul 71.8%
Aug 72.3%
Sep 72%
Oct 67.1%
Nov 62%
Dec 70.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Northwest Alabama?

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 Northwest Alabama, the United States is July, followed by October and August. 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 Northwest Alabama 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.3 in December means 45.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Northwest Alabama Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Northwest Alabama, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 56.6°F (13.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Northwest Alabama to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.1°F (14.5°C) and 48.2°F (9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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