What is the Weather Like in Austin, Texas?




A couple enjoys a Texas sunset on Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas has a subtropical humid climate.  Summers are hot and temperatures frequently average 90°F, but Austinites have learned to enjoy the hot weather through relaxing dips in the city’s many natural swimming pools and of course, the AC.  Depending on the winds, cloud cover, and other conditions, nighttime summer temperatures can sometimes drop into the 50s.

Winters in Austin are relatively mild.  On average the temperature drops below freezing on 25 days each year.  It is not uncommon for high temperatures to occasionally occur in the winter.  The area experiences occasional snow as well.

Rainfall averages about 33 inches each year, but at times precipitation can be heavy. The heaviest rains occur in May and September.  Thunderstorms occasionally bring flash flooding.

The area has a long growing season, suited to growing many types of vegetables and flowers.

Over all, the Austin, Texas area has very pleasant weather, ideally suited for the abundance of outdoor activities the area is famous for.  The uncomfortable high humidity experienced on the Texas Gulf Coast is seldom experienced here.

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