Fort Worth, TX Climate


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Fort Worth, TX has a humid subtropical climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters. The average high temperature in the summer is near 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32°C) while the average low temperature in the winter is around 30°F (-1°C). Approximately 34 inches of rain falls each year, with typically more precipitation during the late spring and early summer months. Thunderstorms are common throughout the year, particularly in the afternoons. The area also experiences some snowfall during the winter months, though there is not an abundance of it.

Fort Worth, Texas gets 37 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 229 sunny days per year in Fort Worth. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Worth 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 96 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 35
Rain: averages 37 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

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

4 Summer - 7.6 Winter
October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Fort Worth, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateFort Worth, TexasUnited States
  36.7 in.38.1 in.
  1.3 in.27.8 in.
  78.6 days106.2 days
  229 days205 days
  95.6°85.8°
  34.9°21.7°
  7.27
  5.74.3
  653 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
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 Fort Worth with an average high temperature of 96.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Texas. In Fort Worth, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Worth are October, April and May.
In Fort Worth, there are 91.9 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 Fort Worth with an average of 34.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Texas.
In Fort Worth, there are 34.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.
In Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 36.7 inches in Fort Worth means that it is about average compared to other places in Texas.
May is the rainiest month in Fort Worth with 8.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.9 rainy days. There are 78.6 rainy days annually in Fort Worth, 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 23% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 1.3 inches in Fort Worth means that it is snowier than most places in Texas. February is the snowiest month in Fort Worth with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.
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