When is the best time to go to Atlanta?

When is the best time to go to Atlanta? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Atlanta are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are July and August

Annual weather in Atlanta

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Weather details in Atlanta month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Atlanta for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Atlanta

Atlanta, the state capital of Georgia in the United States, is characterized by a humid subtropical climate that is similar to the warm ocean climate of the northeast coast of Australia. Thus, the weather in Atlanta is defined by an alternation of rain and sunshine that can be felt all the year - like that of Shanghai in China.

Hot Season in Atlanta

If Boston is still cool at this time of year, Atlanta already enjoys wonderful weather. In fact, as of April, Atlanta observes a rise in temperatures which reaches its peak between June and August. Since the climate of Atlanta is humid, this time of year also corresponds to an abundance of rain: also know as the famous summer rain. It is therefore normal to have showers during this season while Phoenix is experiencing a drought. Rest assured however, because with a clear sky that emerges quickly, the good weather also joins the party. More so, due to its geographical location, the Atlanta climate is sometimes influenced by the hurricanes that hit Florida or the southern coast of the United States. This season generally remains the best to discover the city and its surroundings.

Cold Season in Atlanta

If the summer season extends until September, a decrease in temperature is felt as early as November. The temperature decreases gradually until reaching its minimum which rarely drops below the 3° C. Fortunately the most unfavorable weather in Atlanta only extends over a three month period. Thus, from December to February, the weather is frankly gloomy or even bad. In March on the other hand, a slight increase in temperature announces the return of fine weather.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Atlanta

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Atlanta: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Atlanta

Find out when Atlanta has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Atlanta

  • Very low season in Atlanta
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January.
  • Low season in Atlanta
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April and November.
  • High season in Atlanta
    The number of visitors to Atlanta is high in: May, June, September and October.
  • Peak season in Atlanta
    The largest number of tourists visiting Atlanta is during: July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Atlanta month by month

Best time for low prices in Atlanta

Average prices of hotels in Atlanta month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Atlanta. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, October is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Atlanta

A return flight between London and Atlanta is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 688 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 471 more for your airline ticket to Atlanta if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Atlanta

On average, it costs $ 143 per day to hire a car in Atlanta. This price varies by $ 34 depending on the month. In march, hiring a car costs an average of $ 124 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 157.

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Other cities and places near Atlanta

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