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Best time to visit Birmingham, AL, USA

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The best time to visit Birmingham is March-April

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

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 33℃ (91℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -4℃ (25℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Birmingham, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Birmingham in December. Head over there in November instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Birmingham, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

July

Birmingham seasons

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

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 Birmingham 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.

Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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

Birmingham in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in March

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in May

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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

Birmingham in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Birmingham in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Birmingham 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 Birmingham is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Birmingham is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Birmingham is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Birmingham, 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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