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Best time to visit Houston, TX, USA

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The best time to visit Houston is September-October

Want to know when to travel to Houston? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, September-October is the best time to go to Houston. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The very hottest temperatures in Houston get to around 37℃ (98℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 5℃ (41℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Houston, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August 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 Houston in September. Head over there in February instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Houston. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

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Houston seasons

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

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 Houston 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.

Houston 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 Houston 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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NOV
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Houston in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in March

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Houston in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Houston in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (5") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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

Houston in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in November

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Houston in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Houston is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Houston 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 Houston is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Houston, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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