Houston Weather and Climate

Houston, for the most part, has fairly moderate weather conditions. Occasionally the metropolitan experiences severe weather which is mostly in the form of flooding. On an average, Greater Houston experiences their warmest temperatures in the month of July with temperature ranging into the low 90s. The coldest month for Greater Houston is January where residents and tourist experience temperatures that can go as low as the 45 degree mark.



Summers which are considered the month of June through August are very hot and humid in Greater Houston and thunderstorms are often experienced. The average number of days with temperatures above 90 degrees is 99. In the mornings, humidity is about 90 percent falling to about 60 percent in the afternoons.

Autumn is a time of warm temperatures in Greater Houston with the average temperatures ranging between 60 to 80 degrees. Autumn is also the time in which Hurricanes can hit the area.

Winters in Greater Houston are not harsh like many other areas in the US. January is the coldest of the months with temperatures as low as in the 40s. On the average residents and visitors experience 18 days of freezing temperatures. It is very unusual for Greater Houston to experience snow.

March 20 through May is spring and for Greater Houston it is the time that gradually warms the area after the cold winter. Temperatures are comfortable during this temperature ranging from 75 to 82 degrees.

For the most part, weather is fairly calm in Greater Houston. However there are threats of Hurricanes during Hurricane season and flooding is a recurring problem in the area an in Houston. Unlike other parts of Texas, such as Dallas,Greater Houston is not a Tornado Alley. With severe weather conditions, Greater Houston may be hit with tornadoes but they will not be nearly as strong as in other areas.