Moving to Atlanta: Weather Statistics

A month by month guide to Atlanta weather

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••• Sunrise over Piedmont Park. Credit: Allan Baxter

With a nickname like Hotlanta, you’d expect the temperatures to be scorching year-round in Atlanta. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Atlanta actually enjoys a moderate climate with four very distinct seasons—sure, the summers can be hot and humid, but we also have cool fall days, occasional snow and ice storms in the winter and a beautiful spring season.

Take a look at some average weather statistics for Atlanta:

  • Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 89°F, though it rarely goes below 20°F or above 95°F, according to WeatherSpark.
  • The average annual temperature in Atlanta is 61.4°F according to U.S. climate data. The warmest month, on average, is July, while the coolest month is January.  
  • Atlanta's record high is 106 degrees (2012); Atlanta’s record low is -9 (1899).
  • Atlanta averages of 48 days a year below freezing and 2.9 inches of snow annually.
  • Atlanta averages 47.12 inches of rainfall annually, according to U.S. climate data; Rainfall is heaviest in July, averaging just over 5 inches, and lowest in April, averaging nearly 3.5 inches. There is an average of 113.3 days of precipitation in Atlanta.
  • It’s sunny 60 percent of the time in Atlanta.

Below you'll find information on Atlanta’s average weather, including average temperatures, precipitation, and snow, each month. The data comes from Intellicast.

Date

Average
Low

Average
High

Average
Precipitation

Average
Snow

January

33°

52°

5.03"

1"

February

37°

57°

4.68"

0.5"

March

44°

65°

5.38"

0.6"

April

50°

73°

3.62"

0"

May

59°

80°

3.95"

0"

June

67°

87°

3.63"

0"

July

71°

89°

5.12"

0"

August

70°

88°

3.67"

0"

September

64°

82°

4.09"

0"

October

53°

73°

3.11"

0"

November

44°

63°

4.1"

0"

December

36°

55°

3.82"

0.3"

Story by Kate Parham Kordsmeier, the Atlanta expert for About Travel and author of Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach. Kate can be reached on twitter @KPKords or via email at kpkords@gmail.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook