Texas climate guide

Temperature in Texas (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
15°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Texas (Austin)15
17°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Texas (Austin)17
22°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Texas (Austin)22
26°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Texas (Austin)26
29°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Texas (Austin)29
33°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Texas (Austin)33
35°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Texas (Austin)35
35°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Texas (Austin)35
32°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Texas (Austin)32
28°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Texas (Austin)28
22°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Texas (Austin)22
17°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Texas (Austin)17
Min temperature (night-time)
3°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Texas (Austin)3
5°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Texas (Austin)5
10°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Texas (Austin)10
15°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Texas (Austin)15
19°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Texas (Austin)19
22°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Texas (Austin)22
23°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Texas (Austin)23
23°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Texas (Austin)23
20°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Texas (Austin)20
15°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Texas (Austin)15
9°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Texas (Austin)9
5°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Texas (Austin)5

Sunshine & Daylight in Texas

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
5 hours of sunshine per day (51% of daylight hours) in January in Texas5
6 hours of sunshine per day (54% of daylight hours) in February in Texas6
7 hours of sunshine per day (56% of daylight hours) in March in Texas7
7 hours of sunshine per day (53% of daylight hours) in April in Texas7
7 hours of sunshine per day (53% of daylight hours) in May in Texas7
10 hours of sunshine per day (68% of daylight hours) in June in Texas10
10 hours of sunshine per day (74% of daylight hours) in July in Texas10
10 hours of sunshine per day (73% of daylight hours) in August in Texas10
8 hours of sunshine per day (63% of daylight hours) in September in Texas8
7 hours of sunshine per day (61% of daylight hours) in October in Texas7
6 hours of sunshine per day (53% of daylight hours) in November in Texas6
5 hours of sunshine per day (49% of daylight hours) in December in Texas5
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Texas (Austin)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Texas (Austin)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Texas (Austin)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Texas (Austin)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Texas (Austin)14
14 hours of daylight per day in June in Texas (Austin)14
14 hours of daylight per day in July in Texas (Austin)14
13 hours of daylight per day in August in Texas (Austin)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Texas (Austin)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Texas (Austin)11
11 hours of daylight per day in November in Texas (Austin)11
10 hours of daylight per day in December in Texas (Austin)10

Rainfall in Texas

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
7 days with some rainfall in January in Texas (Austin)7
7 days with some rainfall in February in Texas (Austin)7
7 days with some rainfall in March in Texas (Austin)7
7 days with some rainfall in April in Texas (Austin)7
9 days with some rainfall in May in Texas (Austin)9
7 days with some rainfall in June in Texas (Austin)7
5 days with some rainfall in July in Texas (Austin)5
5 days with some rainfall in August in Texas (Austin)5
8 days with some rainfall in September in Texas (Austin)8
7 days with some rainfall in October in Texas (Austin)7
7 days with some rainfall in November in Texas (Austin)7
7 days with some rainfall in December in Texas (Austin)7
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
44 mm monthly rainfall in January in Texas (Austin)44
61 mm monthly rainfall in February in Texas (Austin)61
47 mm monthly rainfall in March in Texas (Austin)47
70 mm monthly rainfall in April in Texas (Austin)70
114 mm monthly rainfall in May in Texas (Austin)114
89 mm monthly rainfall in June in Texas (Austin)89
42 mm monthly rainfall in July in Texas (Austin)42
52 mm monthly rainfall in August in Texas (Austin)52
90 mm monthly rainfall in September in Texas (Austin)90
87 mm monthly rainfall in October in Texas (Austin)87
57 mm monthly rainfall in November in Texas (Austin)57
53 mm monthly rainfall in December in Texas (Austin)53

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UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in January in Texas (Austin)4
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in February in Texas (Austin)6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in March in Texas (Austin)8
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in April in Texas (Austin)9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in May in Texas (Austin)10
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in June in Texas (Austin)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in July in Texas (Austin)11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in August in Texas (Austin)10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in September in Texas (Austin)9
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in October in Texas (Austin)7
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in November in Texas (Austin)5
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in December in Texas (Austin)4
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Texas (Austin)0
No heat & humidity in February in Texas (Austin)0
No heat & humidity in March in Texas (Austin)0
Low heat & humidity in April in Texas (Austin)L
Moderate heat & humidity in May in Texas (Austin)M
Very high heat & humidity in June in Texas (Austin)VH
Very high heat & humidity in July in Texas (Austin)VH
Very high heat & humidity in August in Texas (Austin)VH
High heat & humidity in September in Texas (Austin)H
Low heat & humidity in October in Texas (Austin)L
No heat & humidity in November in Texas (Austin)0
No heat & humidity in December in Texas (Austin)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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Texas climate overview

Texas, located in the central south of the country, is the largest state on the United States mainland and larger than any country in Europe other than Russia. Famous for its cattle and its oil it is not surprisingly also one of the wealthiest states in the US.

The climate of Texas is varied ranging from fairly wet in the east to very dry in the west. There are also large variations of temperature from summer to winter in all places.

In the west the Sierra Madre mountains and central plateau of Mexico are an effective barrier to any major rainfall reaching Texas from the south-west. The result is a swathe of subtropical desert along the border with Mexico, particularly along the northern stretches of the Rio Grande, south of El Paso.

These arid conditions extend southwards towards the Gulf of Mexico but gradually disappear as rainfall from the Gulf reaches inland. From Brownsville in the far south rainfall increases significantly northwards along the Gulf, and the parched landscape soon gives way to croplands, fields of rice and cotton, and eventually to pine forests to the east of Houston.

The coastal plain itself is a rich farming area that stretches inland to San Antonio and north towards Dallas and the Oklahoma border. Rainfall peaks at two different times of the year through most of this area, first in the early summer, in May and June, and then in September and October.

From June to September maximum daytime temperatures are usually very hot with very high levels of heat and humidity. There is plenty of sunshine, with up to 10 hours each day on average through June and July. In winter it is a lot cooler and temperatures can fall significantly from time to time when frontal systems move south from the Great Plains towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Inland towards the north-west of the state the land rises and the fertile alluvial soils of the coast soon disappear. Annual rainfall also decreases with distance from the coast. However despite the increase in altitude it is almost as hot and humid here in summer as it is on the coast.

Winters are short but it can be bitterly cold at times, with temperatures in most places in the extreme north and west falling below freezing most nights in December and January. There is however a lot of sunshine.

In northern central Texas tornadoes can occur at any time but in May and June they are a particular hazard. All coastal areas are prone to hurricanes and tropical storms that may strike at any time between the beginning of June and the end of October, but especially in August and September.

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