Birmingham, AL is located in the deep south of the United States and is known for its hot and humid climate. The city experiences four distinct seasons with mild winters and long, hot summers. During the summer months, temperatures average between 75-90°F and the humidity levels can be quite high. Average rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year but during spring and summer there are more frequent thunderstorms. Although snowfall does occur occasionally, it usually melts quickly due to the warm temperatures.
Birmingham, Alabama gets 56 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Birmingham averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Birmingham. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Birmingham gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Birmingham is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Alabama.
5.7 / 6.9
Summer / Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Birmingham, while July and August are the least comfortable months.