Arlington, TX 

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Climate in Arlington, TX

Arlington, TX has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The area's average maximum temperature in summer is around 95°F and the average winter low is around 36°F. The city gets an average of 34 inches of precipitation each year, with April and May being the wettest months. The area receives an average of 214 sunny days a year.

Arlington, Texas gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Arlington averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 235 sunny days per year in Arlington. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Arlington gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 77 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 34
Rain: averages 40 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Arlington is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Texas.

4.2 / 7.5

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

Climate Averages
  Arlington, TexasUnited States
  39.5 in.38.1 in.
  1.2 in.27.8 in.
  77.1 days106.2 days
  235 days205 days
  604 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.

August is the hottest month for Arlington with an average high temperature of 95.6°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Texas. In Arlington, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Arlington are October, April and May.

In Arlington, there are 89.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Texas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Arlington with an average of 34.0°. This is colder than most places in Texas.

In Arlington, there are 39.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Texas.

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

Humidity in Arlington can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, June and August. The humid season runs from May-September and the most comfortable months are October-April.

May is the wettest month in Arlington with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 39.5 inches in Arlington means that it is wetter than most places in Texas.

May is the rainiest month in Arlington with 8.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.7 rainy days. There are 77.1 rainy days annually in Arlington, which is rainier than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 1.2 inches in Arlington means that it is snowier than most places in Texas. February is the snowiest month in Arlington with 0.6 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Arlington    34 Reviews
    Perfect location - 7/7/2021
    Great proximity to both Dallas and Ft Worth. Good selection of restaurants. Nice neighborhoods with beautiful oaks and rolling hills. Close to 6 Flags, Dallas Cowboys... Read More

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    Crime cesspool - 11/27/2018
    I’ve lived in Arlington since 1976. It is now nothing but apartment complexes for as far as you can see and they are mostly section 8. Crime is out of control. We are... Read More

    Seniors - 2/7/2017
    If you have a good car you can travel to the cities bordering Arlington (within 15 miles) and pay their non-citizen fees and use their very nice senior facilities. ... Read More

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