Seasons in Alabama

Alabama is located in a humid subtropical climate zone. The state is prone to tornadoes and high winds. It is warm enough throughout the year, but winter remains the coolest period. 

The wettest season is spring and part of summer. Summer is one of the hottest in the United States. The weather is softened by the presence of several large rivers and the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico.



Spring in Alabama

Spring in Alabama begins with warm and humid March. Temperatures range from a cool 38 °F (+3 °C) to a comfortable 70 °F (+21 °C). Snow packs melt quickly, providing lift in rivers and lakes. The largest number of tornadoes in Alabama occurs in March and April. In May, temperatures rise to 80-84 °F (+27 °C +29 °C) and you can sunbathe and swim.

Tourists head to state and national parks in the spring. Cycling, boating and kayaking are becoming the most popular pastimes. However, you need to keep an eye on the weather forecast. In the middle of the day, the probability of a hurricane is greatest. Mount Chiha, Bon Secur National Reserve, Wilson Dam are considered interesting places.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (112 mm)
Max average t°: 76 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (81 mm)


Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.
4th Monday in April: Confederate Memorial Day

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Alabama

Summer heat in Alabama begins in June. Maximum temperatures can rise above 92 °F (+33 °C). The maximum number of thunderstorms occurs in mid-July. In August, the heat persists, but the amount of rain is noticeably reduced.

Summer in Alabama is too hot to be on the beach all day. Choose swimming hours at the beginning and end of the day. The state has many attractions for walking. A full day may not be enough to explore Joseph Wheeler's Pond Spring Plantation in Wheeler. The end of summer is the best time to hunt turkey and other wild animals.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 89 °F (+32 °C)
Min average t°: 71 °F (+22 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (99 mm)
Max average t°: 91 °F (+33 °C)
Min average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (105 mm)
Max average t°: 91 °F (+33 °C)
Min average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)


Summer Holidays

1st Monday in June: Jefferson Davis’s Birthday
June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Alabama

The best time to visit Alabama is in the fall. During this time, temperatures are gradually moving from a hot 88 °F (+31 °C) to a comfortable 65 °F (+18 °C). In November, it gets cool - 40-65 °F (+4 °C +18 °C). Storm activity is significantly reduced. In autumn there are no thunderstorms and little rain.

The harvest and wilting season is one of the most colorful and memorable. Tourists go to explore parks and reserves. One of the most attractive is Mount Longleaf National Reserve. It is worth taking a walk to Little River Canyon National Reserve or Horseshoe Bend Historical Military Reserve.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 87 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 69 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (77 mm)
Max average t°: 78 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 2.9" (73 mm)
Max average t°: 67 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (97 mm)


Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
2nd Monday in October: Fraternal Day
2nd Monday in October: American Indian Heritage Day
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 11: Veterans’ or Armistice Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Alabama

The coldest winter in Alabama is January. During this time, temperatures drop to 28 °F (-2 °C), with average temperatures of 40-48 °F (+4 °C +9 °C). Much colder at night. Fogs and strong winds are common in winter.

In winter, Santa's Village in Huntsville offers the best entertainment in Alabama. If you are in Montgomery, be sure to check out the Alabama State Capitol. Check out the Natural History Museum, the Space and Rocket Center, or the George W. Craver Museum.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Min average t°: 42 °F (+6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (111 mm)
Max average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Min average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.3" (108 mm)
Max average t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Min average t°: 42 °F (+6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 4.3" (108 mm)


Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
3rd Monday in January: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
3rd Monday in January: Robert E. Lee’s Birthday

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.