Galveston County, Texas 

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Climate in Galveston County, Texas

Galveston County, Texas gets 52 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Galveston County 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 Galveston County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Galveston County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45
Rain: averages 52 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Galveston County is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Texas.

6.8 / 10
April, November and March are the most pleasant months in Galveston County, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Galveston, TexasUnited States
  52.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  102.3 days106.2 days
  204 days205 days
  90.2°85.8°
  44.7°21.7°
  6.87
  6.24.3
  12 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 Galveston County with an average high temperature of 90.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Texas. In Galveston County, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Galveston County are April, October and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Galveston County with an average of 44.7°. This is warmer than most places in Texas.


In Galveston County, there are 53.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Texas.


In Galveston County, there are 6.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Texas.


In Galveston County, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Texas.


September is the wettest month in Galveston County with 6.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 30% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 52.1 inches in Galveston County means that it is one of the wettest places in Texas.


January is the rainiest month in Galveston County with 9.7 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.2 rainy days. There are 102.3 rainy days annually in Galveston County, which is one of the rainiest places in Texas. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Galveston County means that it is less snowy than most places in Texas. December is the snowiest month in Galveston County with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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