Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Texas United States

We show the climate in Texas by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Houston, Dallas, Austin, and El Paso.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Texas

Average High and Low Temperature in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F77479563773956437334975880103100602893NowNowHoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Houston 64°F68°F74°F79°F86°F91°F94°F94°F90°F82°F73°F66°F
Dallas 57°F62°F69°F77°F84°F91°F95°F95°F88°F78°F67°F58°F
Austin 62°F67°F74°F80°F86°F92°F95°F96°F90°F81°F72°F64°F
El Paso 59°F65°F73°F81°F89°F96°F95°F93°F88°F79°F67°F59°F
Houston 47°F50°F56°F63°F70°F75°F77°F77°F73°F65°F56°F49°F
Dallas 39°F43°F50°F58°F66°F73°F77°F76°F69°F59°F49°F41°F
Austin 43°F46°F53°F60°F68°F73°F75°F75°F70°F61°F52°F45°F
El Paso 35°F40°F46°F54°F62°F70°F73°F71°F65°F54°F43°F35°F


Average Hourly Temperature in HoustonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolwarmhotcomfortablecoldcoldcomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in DallasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotcomfortablecomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in AustinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablevery coldsweltering

El Paso

Average Hourly Temperature in El PasoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmhotcoldcomfortablecoldsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Texas

Chance of Clearer Skies in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%6951745472558161NowNowHoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Houston 54%56%58%62%64%65%53%52%60%69%64%56%
Dallas 57%55%59%64%63%68%68%67%70%71%64%57%
Austin 56%56%59%63%65%70%63%60%65%70%64%57%
El Paso 66%64%69%73%76%80%66%64%73%77%70%67%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Texas

Daily Chance of Precipitation in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%4021371635293HoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Houston 8.4d7.4d7.4d6.9d9.6d11.3d10.2d10.7d10.0d7.9d7.9d8.1d
Dallas 5.3d5.8d7.2d8.5d11.0d9.2d6.2d5.9d6.8d7.7d6.3d5.8d
Austin 4.8d4.9d6.6d6.1d9.7d8.6d5.7d6.0d7.1d6.7d5.4d4.8d
El Paso 2.1d1.6d1.0d1.1d2.0d3.1d7.3d7.8d5.1d3.0d2.1d2.7d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Texas

Average Monthly Rainfall in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in4. PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Houston 3.4″2.9″3.0″3.1″4.3″4.5″3.1″3.3″4.1″4.4″4.0″3.4″
Dallas 2.0″2.4″2.9″3.2″4.2″3.3″1.6″1.8″2.5″3.6″2.8″2.5″
Austin 1.7″1.7″2.1″2.2″3.9″3.1″1.6″1.7″2.5″3.1″2.4″1.8″
El Paso 0.3″0.3″0.2″0.2″0.3″0.6″1.3″1.5″1.1″0.6″0.4″0.5″

Hours of Daylight in Texas

Hours of Daylight in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.110.2NowNowHoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Houston 10.5h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.7h14.0h13.8h13.2h12.3h11.4h10.7h10.3h
Dallas 10.3h11.0h12.0h13.0h13.9h14.3h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.5h10.0h
Austin 10.4h11.1h12.0h12.9h13.7h14.1h13.9h13.2h12.3h11.4h10.6h10.2h
El Paso 10.3h11.1h12.0h13.0h13.8h14.2h14.0h13.3h12.3h11.4h10.5h10.1h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Texas

Chance of Muggy Conditions in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%986849028NowNowHoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Houston 2.2d2.5d5.7d11.3d22.0d28.1d30.3d29.7d22.7d12.8d6.5d3.7d
Dallas 0.1d0.1d0.8d3.7d12.7d22.5d25.5d22.6d14.4d5.2d1.4d0.3d
Austin 0.6d0.8d2.8d7.6d17.8d25.4d27.3d25.8d18.9d9.4d3.8d1.3d
El Paso 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.7d2.1d0.7d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Texas

Average Wind Speed in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph9. PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dallas 10.310.911.511.410.
Austin 9.810.210.710.710.
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Average Water Temperature in Texas

Average Water Temperature in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F8659NaNNaNNaNNowNowHoustonHouston
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Houston 60°F60°F64°F70°F77°F83°F85°F86°F83°F77°F70°F63°F

Tourism Score in Texas

Tourism Score in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106. PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Texas

Beach/Pool Score in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106. PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Texas

Growing Season in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowHoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Texas

Growing Degree Days in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FNowNowHoustonHoustonEl PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Texas

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in TexasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh6. PasoEl PasoAustinAustinDallasDallas
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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This report illustrates the typical weather for Houston, Dallas, Austin, and El Paso year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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