Dothan, AL 

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Climate in Dothan, AL

The climate in Dothan, AL is mostly warm and humid throughout the year. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching into the 90s (Fahrenheit). Winters in Dothan can be mild to cool, with temperatures typically staying above freezing. The area gets around 40 inches of rain each year, which generally falls between March and December. The area also receives a fair amount of sunshine, making it a great place to enjoy outdoor activities all year round.

Dothan, Alabama gets 55 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dothan averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 227 sunny days per year in Dothan. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dothan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 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.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 55 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Dothan is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Alabama.

4.1 / 7.7

Summer   /   Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Dothan, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Dothan, AlabamaUnited States
  54.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  99.7 days106.2 days
  227 days205 days
  322 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Dothan with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Alabama. In Dothan, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dothan are April, October and March.

In Dothan, there are 76.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Alabama.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dothan with an average of 37.8°. This is one of the warmest places in Alabama.

In Dothan, there are 23.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alabama.

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

Humidity in Dothan can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

July is the wettest month in Dothan with 6.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 54.7 inches in Dothan means that it is drier than most places in Alabama.

July is the rainiest month in Dothan with 11.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 5.6 rainy days. There are 99.7 rainy days annually in Dothan, which is less rainy than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Dothan means that it is less snowy than most places in Alabama. December is the snowiest month in Dothan with 0.0 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Dothan    25 Reviews
    This city needs more than 5 stars - 7/1/2022
    This is my 3rd (maybe 4th) year living in dothan, and it is AMAZING!! I hear people say "the traffic is horrible" but it really is not. sure the traffic sometimes is... Read More

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    Less than ZERO - 5/1/2021
    I grew up here. I will sum it up like this: the best decision I ever made was to move away from Dothan 20 years ago and the worst decision I ever made was to move back... Read More

    DO NOT MOVE TO DOTHAN!!! - 4/24/2021
    I grew up in this horrible nothing city living here until in my early thirties and I left 20 years ago. I hated this place everyday and was so glad I left, it was the... Read More

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