The best times to visit Texas for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 20th

or

October 1st to November 25th

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 Texas

Temperature

Average temperatures in Texas vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Texas, 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 96.9°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.1°F (24.5°C) at night.

Texas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Texas 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.

Texas Perceived Temperature (F)

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Texas Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Texas 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan61.44939.5
Feb65.452.843.3
Mar72.960.550.5
Apr79.86858.1
May85.274.565.3
Jun92.482.173
Jul93.483.274.4
Aug95.284.274.6
Sep89.478.469.3
Oct81.869.759.5
Nov71.359.349.4
Dec63.852.142.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan16.39.44.2
Feb18.611.66.3
Mar22.715.810.3
Apr26.62014.5
May29.623.618.5
Jun33.627.822.8
Jul34.128.423.6
Aug35.12923.7
Sep31.925.820.7
Oct27.720.915.3
Nov21.815.29.7
Dec17.711.26.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Texas are August, February, 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 early to mid May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Texas? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Texas is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Texas.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan6%1.81.1
Feb6%2.80.7
Mar7%21.3
Apr7%1.21.2
May9%02.1
Jun7%01.4
Jul7%01.5
Aug5%01
Sep9%01.9
Oct7%1.71.7
Nov6%1.71.2
Dec6%20.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan64.62.8
Feb67.11.8
Mar75.13.3
Apr733
May905.3
Jun703.6
Jul703.8
Aug502.5
Sep904.8
Oct74.34.3
Nov64.33
Dec65.12.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Texas has comfortably humid air throughout the year. The least humid month is August (51% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (58.2%).

Wind in Texas is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.5 MPH or 16.8 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 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.5Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Feb8.2Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze
Mar8.6Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
Apr9.1Gentle breeze17Strong breeze
May8.6Gentle breeze16.1Significant breeze
Jun8.1Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze
Jul6.9Light breeze14Significant breeze
Aug6.4Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
Sep6.3Light breeze13.2Significant breeze
Oct7Gentle breeze13.7Significant breeze
Nov7.4Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Dec7.5Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan54.1%
Feb55.4%
Mar53.9%
Apr53.6%
May57.5%
Jun55.4%
Jul55.4%
Aug51%
Sep55.9%
Oct53.5%
Nov54.5%
Dec58.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Texas?

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 Texas, United States is July, followed by June and March. 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 Texas 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 51.2 in December means 51.2% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Texas Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 67.8°F (19.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 moderate precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Texas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 66.4°F (19.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Texas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69.3°F (20.7°C) and 59°F (15°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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