Seasons in Texas

Texas is the second biggest state in US. It is situated in southern part of the country on border with Mexico and washed by the Gulf of Mexico from south east. Plains and uplands form majority of relief of Texas. Only couple of westernmost districts is mountainous. Relatively flat relief and influence of many factors form variety of weather conditions of the state.

Southern coastal areas have subtropical climate that shifts to tropical in southernmost districts. Central and northern parts of Texas have continental climate with hot and dry summers and cool winters. Annual amount of precipitation decreases westward from 39-51” (1000-1300 mm) to 8-12” (200-300 mm). Tornadoes and tropical cyclones are common for the state.



Spring in Texas

In spring, the wettest weather is set in the north of the state. Floods are likely to cause flooding, especially in the Ouashita river basin, as well as on the Belaya and Chernaya rivers. The temperature rises rapidly. It is only cool in March at 59-68 °F (+15 °C +20 °C). In May, an almost summer heat sets in, around 74-82 °F (+23 °C +27 °C).

Arkansas is home to many festivals in the spring. These are agricultural areas, but there are many interesting things here. Musicians are attracted by the state capital of Little Rock and the famous Presidential Center. Architecture lovers will love the Crystal Bridge and the Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (99 mm)
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+16.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (100 mm)
Max average t°: 85 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 69 °F (+20.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (95 mm)


Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 2: Texas Independence Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 21: San Jacinto Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.

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

Summer in Texas

Summer in Texas is hot and muggy. Average temperature of June reaches 91 °F (+33 °C) at afternoon and drops to pleasant 68 °F (+20 °C) at night. July is the hottest month of a year. Average temperature is 95 °F (+35 °C) but actually it reaches 104 °F (+40 °C) quite often. Tough, evenings are as pleasant as they were in June and plenty of outdoor activities are available. Nevertheless it is better to spend afternoon in conditioned rooms.

August is equally hot, but thunderstorms loose most of their frequency. Also summer is the time of tornadoes and hurricanes. Most of over 100 of them occur in summer with decreasing probability in August.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 90 °F (+32 °C)
Min average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 4.5" (115 mm)
Max average t°: 91 °F (+33 °C)
Min average t°: 76 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)
Max average t°: 93 °F (+34 °C)
Min average t°: 76 °F (+25 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 4.0" (102 mm)


Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
June 19: Emancipation Day in Texas.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.
August 27: Lyndon Baines Johnson Day.

Autumn in Texas

September brings slight relief to summer heat. Temperature still may reach marks above 86 °F (+30 °C), however it is cooler in September. Amount of precipitation in September and October almost equal to peak in May, but it is moderate in terms of intensity. In October daily temperature shifts to almost perfect range of 79-53 °F (+26 °C +12 °C). November marks significant drop of rainfall and temperatures. Range of 68-43 °F (+20 °C +6 °C) seem to be warm, but actually it is quite cool, especially at mornings and nights.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.7" (120 mm)
Max average t°: 81 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.1" (105 mm)
Max average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (107 mm)


Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

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

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

Winter in Texas

Main winter attractions of December is Texas are numerous festivities. Weather is nice too. Usually it doesn’t go below freezing even in oldest months. Winter weather is rather stable with daytime averages of 59-62 °F (+15 °C +17 °C) and between 34 °F (+1 °C) and 37 °F (+3 °C) at night. Also, Texas winter is bright because annual amount of sunny days reach 300 in some localities. Winter is the driest season. But in northernmost districts there is probability of snow. It usually snows for one or two days without accumulation of snow.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 65 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (107 mm)
Max average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Min average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.3" (109 mm)
Max average t°: 67 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 50 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (88 mm)


Winter Holidays

December 24: The Day before Christmas Day.
December 25: Christmas Day.
December 26: The Day after 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.

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