The best times to visit Waco for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 20th


October 1st to December 9th

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



Other Waco Travel Info

Weather in Waco


Average temperatures in Waco 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 low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Waco, 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 101.6°F (38.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.3°F (24.6°C) at night.

Waco Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Waco Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Waco Perceived Temperature (F)


Waco Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Waco 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 61.7 46 33.4
Feb 66.3 50.6 38
Mar 73.3 59 46.1
Apr 80.6 66.7 53.5
May 87.2 74.3 62.3
Jun 95.5 83.2 71.9
Jul 97.4 85.1 74
Aug 99.7 86.5 74.5
Sep 93 79 66.8
Oct 83.6 68.4 54.5
Nov 71.9 57.6 45.1
Dec 63.3 48.9 37

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.5 7.8 0.8
Feb 19.1 10.3 3.3
Mar 22.9 15 7.8
Apr 27 19.3 11.9
May 30.7 23.5 16.8
Jun 35.3 28.4 22.2
Jul 36.3 29.5 23.3
Aug 37.6 30.3 23.6
Sep 33.9 26.1 19.3
Oct 28.7 20.2 12.5
Nov 22.2 14.2 7.3
Dec 17.4 9.4 2.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Waco are August, November, and then July. 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 July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Waco? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Waco is often around around April 9th 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 Waco.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 3.2
Feb 17% 1.5 1.8
Mar 16% 1.2 4.5
Apr 17% 1.2 3.1
May 21% 0 5.8
Jun 13% 0 4.1
Jul 12% 0 2.7
Aug 9% 0 1.8
Sep 14% 0 4.2
Oct 13% 0 5.3
Nov 11% 0 2.2
Dec 13% 0 1.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 8.1
Feb 17 3.8 4.6
Mar 16 3 11.4
Apr 17 3 7.9
May 21 0 14.7
Jun 13 0 10.4
Jul 12 0 6.9
Aug 9 0 4.6
Sep 14 0 10.7
Oct 13 0 13.5
Nov 11 0 5.6
Dec 13 0 4.6


Humidity and Wind

Waco has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (45.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (59%).

Wind in Waco is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.2 MPH or 18 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 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Feb 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Mar 9.6 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Apr 9.7 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
May 9 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Jun 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Jul 8 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Aug 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.5 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Nov 8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Dec 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.3%
Feb 54.9%
Mar 56.4%
Apr 56.8%
May 59%
Jun 53.6%
Jul 51%
Aug 45.5%
Sep 52%
Oct 53.3%
Nov 55.4%
Dec 58.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Waco?

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 Waco, TX, US is April, followed by March and July. 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 Waco 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

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 44.1 in October means 44.1% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Waco Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 the least precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Waco, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 96°F (35.6°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 Waco to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.4°F (21.3°C) and 58.9°F (14.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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