Austin Weather and Climate

Unlike most other cities in Texas, the city of Austin enjoys a well settled and moderately varying weather that is similar to a semi-tropical climate. The area surrounding Austin is also known as waterloo because of a large number of creeks and water areas that keep the city cool in the summer. There is almost no bad time to travel to Austin, the city is a summer paradise at every time of the year with winters being very mild. Even the summers in Austin can be more mild than other parts of Texas.



According to the Koppen climate classification, the climate of Austin is a humid subtropical climate. The climate is characterized by very hot summers along with humidity that is brought about by the western winds from the Gulf of Mexico. The winters are mild and easily manageable for people who are from warm places. The summer and spring seasons, the city of Austin is prone to severe thunderstorms, without tornadoes.

The months of May and September are the wettest months and these are the same months when the humidity is at its highest. The seasons of Fall and Spring are very comfortable and are favored by visitors who hail from cold regions and can't bear the heat of Austin. The seasons of Fall and Spring at the times when the city comes alive with numerous things to do. The season of May and September are the season's with the highest humidity and are avoided, however these are the season's when you can find cheap plane tickets to Austin. The city rarely received snowfall, with the only recorded one inch snowfall in 2008.

The Average high temperatures in the summer months of June, July and August is around 95 deg F. The average low Temperature in the months of Nov to March is somewhere in the vicinity of 45 deg F. The city receives 300 days on annual sunlight and is characterized as partially sunny.