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Houston, TX vs Austin, TX

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Highlights

On average, there are 228 sunny days per year in Austin. Houston averages 204 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Austin, Texas gets 34.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. Houston, Texas gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Austin averages 0.3 inches of snow per year. Houston averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Austin, Texas
Summer High:
the July high is around 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38.2
Rain: averages 34.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0.3 inches of snow a year

Houston, Texas
Summer High:
the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43.4
Rain: averages 53 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Austin

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Austin is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Texas.

7.1 / 10
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Austin, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Houston

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Houston is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Texas.

6.6 / 10
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Houston, while July and August are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Houston, TX

2 PM PST

Sunny

94°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny94° / 76°E 5 mph
SaturdayPatchy Fog then Sunny93° / 75°E 0 to 10 mph
SundaySunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms93° / 78°E 5 to 15 mph
MondaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely88° / 77°SE 5 to 15 mph
TuesdayHaze87° / 78°SE 10 to 15 mph
JuneteenthShowers And Thunderstorms Likely84° / 76°E 10 to 15 mph
ThursdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms86° / 75°E 10 to 15 mph

Today's Weather - Austin, TX

2 PM PST

Sunny

95°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonSunny96° / 75°E 5 mph
SaturdaySunny96° / 75°S 0 to 5 mph
SundayMostly Sunny96° / 76°SSE 0 to 5 mph
MondayPartly Sunny93° / 76°SE 5 to 10 mph
TuesdayPartly Sunny94° / 75°SE 5 to 10 mph
JuneteenthChance Showers And Thunderstorms90° / 74°ENE 5 to 10 mph
ThursdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms88° / 74°ENE 5 to 10 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthHouston, TXAustin, TX
January63° / 43°61° / 38°
February66° / 47°64° / 41°
March73° / 53°72° / 48°
April79° / 60°79° / 56°
May86° / 68°86° / 65°
June91° / 73°92° / 71°
July93° / 75°95° / 73°
August94° / 75°96° / 73°
September89° / 70°90° / 67°
October82° / 61°81° / 58°
November73° / 53°71° / 48°
December65° / 45°62° / 39°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Houston / Austin
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 03 / 88 / 70 / 0
February0 / 01 / 57 / 70 / 0
March0 / 01 / 27 / 90 / 0
April1 / 10 / 06 / 60 / 0
May6 / 80 / 07 / 70 / 0
June19 / 200 / 09 / 70 / 0
July25 / 270 / 08 / 50 / 0
August26 / 290 / 08 / 50 / 0
September15 / 170 / 07 / 60 / 0
October3 / 40 / 07 / 70 / 0
November0 / 00 / 27 / 70 / 0
December0 / 02 / 88 / 70 / 0
August is the hottest month for Houston with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Texas. In Houston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Houston are April, October and November.

August is the hottest month for Austin with an average high temperature of 96.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Texas. In Austin, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Austin are April, October and March.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Houston with an average of 43.4°. This is warmer than most places in Texas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Austin with an average of 38.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Texas.



In Houston, there are 95.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.

In Austin, there are 105.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Texas.



In Houston, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Texas.

In Austin, there are 24.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.



In Houston, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.

In Austin, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.



June is the wettest month in Houston with 6.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.0 inches in Houston means that it is one of the wettest places in Texas.


June is the wettest month in Austin with 4.5 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.2 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.9 inches in Austin means that it is about average compared to other places in Texas.


June is the rainiest month in Houston with 9.3 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 90.0 rainy days annually in Houston, which is rainier than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

March is the rainiest month in Austin with 8.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 79.3 rainy days annually in Austin, which is rainier than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Houston, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Texas.

An annual snowfall of 0.3 inches in Austin means that it is about average compared to other places in Texas.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Houston.

January is the snowiest month in Austin with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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