When is the best time to go to Houston?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Houston
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July, August and September
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are August and September
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August and September

Annual weather in Houston

For full information about the climate and weather in Houston a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 50°F/63°F
February 54°F/67°F
March 59°F/74°F
April 65°F/79°F
May 72°F/86°F
June 77°F/92°F
July 79°F/94°F
August 79°F/95°F
September 76°F/90°F
October 68°F/85°F
November 59°F/74°F
December 54°F/65°F

Weather and climate in Houston

Houston enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Houston is 81°F (ranging from 63°F in january to 95°F in august). Annual rainfall is 74.5in, with a minimum of 4.2in in february and a maximum of 9.6in in september.
  • In january the climate is correct. The record temperature this month is 79°F and, in january, 5 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of february and june the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 77°F and it rains about 34% of the time in june.
  • From july to august the climate is correct. By early evening, the temperature averages 90°F and you can expect to have 8.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between september and december the climate is favorable. It is for example 65°F as maximum temperature in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Houston

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Houston

Find out when Houston 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 Houston

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

Figure: Visitor index for Houston month by month

Best time for low prices in Houston

Average prices of hotels in Houston month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Houston

A return flight between London and Houston is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 720 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 467 more for your airline ticket to Houston if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Houston

On average, it costs $ 88 per day to hire a car in Houston. This price varies by $ 12 depending on the month. In january, hiring a car costs an average of $ 81 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 93.

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