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Best time to visit Austin, TX, USA

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The best time to visit Austin is September-October

If you’re looking to travel to Austin for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Austin is September-October due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Austin can reach a maximum of 38℃ (100℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 4℃ (39℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Austin when the days are longest, you should visit in July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Austin in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Austin, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Austin seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Austin as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Austin 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 Austin

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 Austin 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.

Austin 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 Austin 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Austin in January

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Austin 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.


Austin in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Austin in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Austin in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Austin in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Austin in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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

Austin in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Austin in December

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Austin is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Austin is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Austin is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Austin, 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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