Abilene, Texas 

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Climate in Abilene, Texas

Abilene, TX has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 90°F or higher with humidity levels of 64%, while in winter temperatures rarely ever dip below 30°F. The area experiences plenty of sunshine throughout the year, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities. Precipitation usually comes in the form of light rain or thunderstorms during late spring and early summer months, while dry conditions often prevail during the winter months.

Abilene, Texas gets 26 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Abilene averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 243 sunny days per year in Abilene. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Abilene gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 59 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 95 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Abilene is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Texas.

5.6 / 7.5

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

Climate Averages
  Abilene, TexasUnited States
  25.9 in.38.1 in.
  3.4 in.27.8 in.
  58.7 days106.2 days
  243 days205 days
  1719 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 Abilene with an average high temperature of 94.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Texas. In Abilene, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Abilene are October, April and May.

In Abilene, there are 94.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Abilene with an average of 31.5°. This is colder than most places in Texas.

In Abilene, there are 52.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Texas.

In Abilene, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Texas.

The humidity is usually acceptable in Abilene but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Abilene.

June is the wettest month in Abilene with 3.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 25.9 inches in Abilene means that it is drier than most places in Texas.

May is the rainiest month in Abilene with 6.6 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.8 rainy days. There are 58.7 rainy days annually in Abilene, which is less rainy than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 3.4 inches in Abilene means that it is one of the snowiest places in Texas. January is the snowiest month in Abilene with 1.0 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Abilene    17 Reviews
    Abilene, Abilene, prettiest city I ever seen - 11/11/2020
    I've lived in 9 states, traveled over much of the U.S., and Abilene TEXAS is by far the best city I've ever lived. I find it beautiful here, love the climate and low... Read More

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    Don"t move here! - 6/15/2020
    We moved to Abilene for a military assignment and have never got out of here. We stayed initially for children and grandchildren then elderly parents. Now we can't... Read More

    Abilene, A Family Friendly Christian City - 5/20/2020
    I've lived in Abilene for the last 45 years and It's the best place to raise a family. Great churches, schools, jobs and sense of community. There is always something... Read More

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