The best times to visit South Padre Island for ideal weather are
November 12th to March 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
South Padre Island Travel Guide
Other South Padre Island Travel Info
Weather in South Padre Island
Average temperatures in South Padre Island vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 South Padre Island, 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 95°F (35°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.3°F (26.3°C) at night.
South Padre Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
South Padre Island 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.
South Padre Island Perceived Temperature (F)
South Padre Island Perceived Temperature (C)
Average South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island are March, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.
When can you find snow in South Padre Island? 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 South Padre Island.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Padre Island (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
South Padre Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (64.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (71.7%).
Wind in South Padre Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 12 knots (13.8 MPH or 22.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 20.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in South Padre Island.
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||9.4||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||10.5||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.2||Significant breeze||18.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||12||Significant breeze||19.3||Strong breeze|
|May||12||Significant breeze||18.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||11||Significant breeze||18.1||Strong breeze|
|Jul||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.9||Gentle breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.6||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.4||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.8||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.5||Gentle breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to South Padre Island?
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 South Padre Island, TX, US is March, followed by June and April. 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 South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 74.9°F (23.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in South Padre Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 75.6°F (24.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 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 South Padre Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 67.9°F (19.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.