The best times to visit South Texas Plains for ideal weather are
February 5th to April 29th
October 8th to December 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
South Texas Plains Travel Guide
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Weather in South Texas Plains
Average temperatures in South Texas Plains vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation 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 South Texas Plains, 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 102.9°F (39.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.7°F (24.3°C) at night.
South Texas Plains Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
South Texas Plains 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 Texas Plains Perceived Temperature (F)
South Texas Plains Perceived Temperature (C)
Average South Texas Plains 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 Texas Plains are November, 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 to mid August. For example, on the week of August 6th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.
When can you find snow in South Texas Plains? 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 Texas Plains.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Texas Plains (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 Texas Plains has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (46.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (56.3%).
Wind in South Texas Plains is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and April. June’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.2 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in South Texas Plains.
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||5.4||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.4||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.8||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|May||8.1||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.2||Gentle breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.6||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.2||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.6||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to South Texas Plains?
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 Texas Plains, TX, US is July, followed by June and December. 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 Texas Plains in October. 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 Texas Plains Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.2°F (35.7°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in South Texas Plains, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 97.1°F (36.2°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C), which will feel very nice 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 somewhat cool this time of year in South Texas Plains to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.