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Best time to visit Atlanta, GA, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Atlanta is May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May is the best time to go to Atlanta.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) in Atlanta. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -3℃ (26℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Atlanta are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Atlanta usually falls during the months surrounding August each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Atlanta, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Atlanta seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Atlanta as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Atlanta is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Atlanta

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Atlanta for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Atlanta climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Atlanta for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Atlanta in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Atlanta in February

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Atlanta in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Atlanta in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Atlanta in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Atlanta in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Atlanta in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Atlanta in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Atlanta in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Atlanta in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Atlanta in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Atlanta in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Atlanta in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Atlanta is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Atlanta is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Atlanta is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Atlanta, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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