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Climate in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

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

Austin gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 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 38
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Austin ranks 68/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Austin, TexasUnited States
  34.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.3 in.27.8 in.
  79.3 days106.2 days
  228 days205 days
  95.0°85.8°
  38.2°21.7°
  6854
  64.3
  489 ft.2443 ft.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 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 Austin with an average of 38.2°. This 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 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 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 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.


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.


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



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


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    meh - 5/31/2019
    Been in Austin since 1998 so to most residents I'm practically a native. I've always been ambivalent about Austin - the weather can be crushing. It gets hot here and... Read More

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    The only people who are happy in Austin are its repugnant millionaires. The job market here in virtually any sector besides tech is no better than the rest of the... Read More


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