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Climate in Austin, Texas

Austin, TX has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in the summer months is in the high 80s to low 90s, while the average temperature in the winter months is usually around 50–60 °F. The city receives an average of 32 inches of rain annually, with most of it occurring during May through September. Austin enjoys on average 222 days of sunshine each year. In addition, Austin experiences frequent thunderstorms during the spring and summer months due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico.

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


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Austin is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Texas.

3.7 / 7.9

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

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
  489 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 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.

In Austin, there are 105.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Texas.

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 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.

Humidity in Austin 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.

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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    Reviews for Austin    446 Reviews
    Don't believe the hype - 3/11/2022
    I lived there for 22 years and left a year and a half ago. The people that live there have ruined it. Austin is no longer weird AT ALL. The weirdness has been... Read More

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    Austin is still a good place to live - 12/12/2021
    I've lived in Austin over 20 years, and yes it has changed drastically, as all fast growing cities do. But I think it is unfair to compare Austin against it's past self... Read More

    Austin is Awesome - 9/24/2021
    I lived in Austin Travis county for 2 years and fell in absolute love with the greater Austin area. I had to leave to go back to SC unfortunately. I was very sad over... Read More

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