McAllen, TX Climate


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McAllen, TX has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Average high temperatures range from the mid-70s F (low 20s C) in January to the mid-90s F (high 30s C) in July. The area gets relatively little precipitation throughout the year, with an average of 16 inches annually. The area experiences mild humidity levels and occasional strong winds that can bring sudden showers or thunderstorms, especially during the summertime months.

McAllen, Texas gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 223 sunny days per year in McAllen. The US average is 205 sunny days.

McAllen gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 58 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 97 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 49
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for McAllen is 6.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Texas.

1.4 Summer - 9.1 Winter
November, March and February are the most pleasant months in McAllen, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateMcAllen, TexasUnited States
  21.8 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  58.0 days106.2 days
  223 days205 days
  121 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 McAllen with an average high temperature of 97.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Texas. In McAllen, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for McAllen are November, March and February.
In McAllen, there are 152.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Texas.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for McAllen with an average of 49.4°. This is one of the warmest places in Texas.
In McAllen, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Texas.
In McAllen, 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 McAllen can be stifling in the summer but very pleasant in the winter months. The humidity here has been described as oppressive in July and August. The humid season extends from April-October and the most comfortable months are November-March.
September is the wettest month in McAllen with 4.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 33% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.8 inches in McAllen means that it is drier than most places in Texas.
September is the rainiest month in McAllen with 6.5 days of rain, and March is the driest month with only 3.5 rainy days. There are 58.0 rainy days annually in McAllen, which is less rainy than most places in Texas. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in McAllen, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Texas. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in McAllen.
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Over 4 years ago

My wife and I are snowbirds from Iowa. We tried the McAllen area for a couple of seasons. We didn't like it, and have since opted for Mesa, AZ. Mesa ranked No. 8 in the  More

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On transfer here for two years now. Pros: Daytime traffic is pretty decent, when using Interstate 2. Home prices are cheaper, when compared to the national average.  More

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