Your Trip to Dallas: The Complete Guide SEE FULL GUIDE prev next Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Guide Best Hotels Neighborhoods to Know Public Transportation Guide 48 Hours in Dallas Day Trips From Dallas Top Things to Do Free Things to Do Things to Do With Kids Best Museums in Dallas Top Parks in Dallas Camping & Hiking Near Dallas Live Music Venues Texas State Fair Guide Shopping in Dallas Food to Try in Dallas Top Restaurants Best Bars in Dallas Breweries to Visit Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants Best Time to Visit Weather & Climate Your Trip to Dallas: The Complete Guide close Overview United States Texas Dallas-Ft Worth Weather in Dallas: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature Written by Justine Harrington Twitter Justine Harrington is a writer based in Austin, Texas, where she covers topics spanning travel, food & drink, lifestyle, culture, social advocacy, and the outdoors. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Justine Harrington Updated 12/15/20 Fact-Checked by Reviewed on 12/15/20 Jillian Dara Twitter Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter. About TripSavvy Fact-Checking Jillian Dara Share Pin Email Sean Pavone / Getty Images In Dallas, the temperature, humidity levels, and precipitation vary greatly from season to season. In general, winters are mild and summers are hot, though the humidity isn’t as unbearable as it is in other parts of Texas. July and August are the hottest months — it’s not uncommon to experience several 100-degree days in a row — while December, January, and February are the coldest months. Spring and fall are pleasant, although precipitation and strong storms are to be expected. Trying to decide which season is best for a visit? The beginning of fall tends to be a sweet spot in Dallas, since this is when the summer crowds die down, hotel prices are discounted, and temperatures are in the 70s and 80s degrees Fahrenheit. Fast Climate Facts: Hottest Month: August (96 degrees F / 36 degrees C) Coldest Month: January (30 degrees F / -1 degrees C) Wettest Month: October (4.9 inches) Spring in Dallas Spring in Dallas is the calm before the storm — the storm, in this case, being 100-degree summertime heat — so this can be a wonderful time to visit. Expect pleasantly warm temperatures (the highs range from the upper 80s to mid-60s), lush vegetation, colorful blooms in the parks, and a variety of seasonal festivals. Of course, a little rain (and occasionally hail) is to be expected, so travelers should be prepared. What to pack: Rain gear! This is the rainiest season in Dallas, so be sure to bring a rain jacket or umbrella and waterproof footwear on your trip. Average Temperatures by Month March: 69 F (21 C) / 42 F (6 C) April: 77 F (25 C) / 51 F (11 C) May: 84 F (29 C) / 60 F (16 C) Summer in Dallas Ah, sweet summertime in the Big D — get ready for heat, heat, and more heat, especially if you’re visiting in July or August. In August, you can expect several days of 100-degree Fahrenheit heat (or higher) and little to no rain, and there are occasional heatwave warnings. Even though the heat can be stifling, Dallas is usually jam-packed with tourists in the summer because kids are out of school. Hotel prices are also more expensive than they are during fall and winter. What to pack: Your breeziest outfits, a sun hat, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and your strongest sunblock — Dallas summers are intense, so sun protection is an absolute necessity. Average Temperatures by Month June: 91 F (33 C) / 67 F (19 C) July: 95 F (35 C) / 71 F (22 C) August: 96 F (36 C) / 71 F (22 C) Fall in Dallas Dallas is beautiful in the fall, especially after cool fronts start making their way to the North Texas area, typically around mid- to late October. Between late September and early December, expect temperatures to be in the 70s and 80s degrees Fahrenheit. Thunderstorms generally aren’t as common as they are in spring, and hotels and attractions tend to be cheaper than they are in summer. What to pack: A light jacket and rain gear. Average Temperatures by Month September: 89 F (32 C) / 64 F (18 C) October: 80 F (27 C) / 52 F (11 C) November: 68 F (20 C) / 43 F (6 C) Winter in Dallas Winters in Dallas are tolerable and mild, especially when compared to other major metropolises in America. The temperature here rarely drops below freezing. Although it’s not uncommon for the city to experience a few inches of snowfall or freezing rain throughout the winter months, this isn’t the norm; average daytime highs usually rest in the 50s and 60s degrees Fahrenheit. What to pack: Pack warm layers—Dallas winter weather can be fickle, with highs in the 60s and lows in the mid- to upper 40s degrees Fahrenheit, so you’ll want to be prepared for anything. Average Temperatures by Month December: 58 F (14 C) / 32 F (0 C) January: 57 F (14 C) / 30 F (-1 C) February: 61 F (16 C) / 35 F (1.5 C) Average Monthly Temperature, Rainfall, and Daylight Hours Month Avg. Temp. Rainfall Daylight Hours January 57 f 2.1 inches 10 hours February 61 F 2.6 inches 11 hours March 69 F 3.5 inches 12 hours April 77 F 3.1 inches 13 hours May 84 F 4,9 inches 14 hours June 91 F 4.1 inches 14 hours July 95 F 2.2 inches 14 hours August 96 F 1.9 inches 13 hours September 89 F 2.8 inches 12 hours October 80 F 4.8 inches 11 hours November 68 F 2.9 inches 11 hours December 58 F 2.7 inches 10 hours Article Sources TripSavvy uses only high-quality, trusted sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial policy to learn more about how we keep our content accurate, reliable and trustworthy. US Climate Data. "Climate Dallas - Texas and Weather averages Dallas." December 2020. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! 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