Austin, where it's located

The climate of Austin is subtropical, with mild winters and very hot, muggy summers.
The city is the capital city of Texas and is located on the 30th parallel, about 250 km (155 mi) away from the Gulf of Mexico.
Even in the middle of winter, there can be hot days, with highs of 25 °C (77 °F) and more. In other circumstances, it can get cold at night, and the temperature can drop below freezing. Occasionally, there may be real cold waves, which last a few days, during which the temperature can drop to -10 °C (14 °F). Snowfalls are rare. Snowfalls with slight accumulation occurred in the Christmas of 2004 and in December 2017.
In the summer, the combination of high temperature and humidity makes the heat very unpleasant. On the hottest days, it can reach and exceed 40 °C (104 °F).
From time to time, the city can be reached by the remnants of a hurricane, coming from the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific. In general, hurricanes weaken when they penetrate inland, however, they can still bring abundant rains. The hurricane season runs from June to November, although they are more likely from August to October, with a peak in September.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 10.9 °C (52 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 29.9 °C (86 °F). In 2018, the temperature dropped to -9 °C (16 °F) in January, while it reached 43 °C (109.5 °F) in July. Here are the average temperatures.
Austin - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)571115192224242116106
Max (°C)161822273033353632282217
Min (°F)414552596672757570615043
Max (°F)616472818691959790827263

Precipitation amounts to 870 millimeters (34.3 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. The rainiest seasons are spring and autumn, due to the clash of air masses. Austin is on the edge of the "tornado alley", so tornadoes can occasionally form between April and June (and more rarely in autumn). Here is the average precipitation.
Austin - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)555070551151105060751007560870
Prec.(in)2.222.82.24.54.322.433.932.434.3
Days77979855788888

On average, there are around 2,645 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Austin - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours567771010108765

Austin

Best Time


To visit Austin, you can choose spring and autumn (in particular, from mid-March to mid-April and from mid-October to mid-November), to avoid the summer heat. In winter, there are long mild periods, but some very cold days cannot be excluded.