Houston, Texas 

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Climate in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas gets 53 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Houston. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Houston gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 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 Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43

Houston ranks 73/100 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.


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.


Climate Averages
  Houston, TexasUnited States
  53.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  90.0 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  36 ft.2443 ft.

August is the hottest month for Houston with an average high temperature of 93.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Texas. In Houston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Houston are April, October and November.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Houston with an average of 43.4°. This is warmer than most places in Texas.

In Houston, there are 95.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.

In Houston, there are 7.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Texas.

In Houston, 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 Houston with 6.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.

The annual rainfall of 53.0 inches in Houston means that it is one of the wettest places in Texas.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Houston, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Texas.

Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Houston.

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    Reviews for Houston    353 Reviews
    Undesirable Houston - 4/19/2019
    I have found this city to be the most disappointing city in the US. After I have lived and worked as a professional in 18 major cities in 16 different states, I have... Read More

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    Think Long and Hard Before You Come Here - 3/2/2019
    1. 2/5 stars = Not For Me (applies, but somewhat harsh) 2. 3/5 stars = Just Ok (fairly accurate, but at times, Houston dips into 2/5 and even 1/5 territory, so I... Read More

    Living in Houston - 2/14/2019
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