Weather in Fort Worth: Climate, Seasons, and Average Monthly Temperature

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Fort Worth experiences four distinct seasons, and in general, average temperature and precipitation levels vary substantially from season to season. Winters are relatively mild when compared to other parts of the country, and summers are unbearably hot, although the humidity isn’t quite as stifling as it is in other parts of Texas (say, in Austin).

Still, the city is known for its steamy summers and fairly mild temperatures for the rest of the year, with wintry temps rarely dipping into the teens. July and August tend to be the hottest months in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where it’s not uncommon to experience a string of 100-degree days in a row, especially at the tail-end of August. That being said, the humidity is typically lower during these hotter months. On the other end of the spectrum, December, January, and February tend to be the coldest months. 

On average, Fort Worth experiences 37 inches of rain each year, along with 229 sunny days. Spring and fall are always very pleasant, although some precipitation and thunderstorms are to be expected. If you’re trying to decide what time of year to visit, consider anytime between September and November, when temperatures aren’t crazy-hot, the summer tourists have flown the coop, and hotel and attraction prices tend to be at their lowest.  

colorful illustration of Fort Worth's seasons

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Fast Climate Facts:

  • Hottest Month: July (96 degrees F / 36 degrees C)
  • Coldest Month: January (33 degrees F / 0.5 degrees C)
  • Wettest Month: May (5.2 inches)

Spring in Fort Worth

Spring in Fort Worth is utterly beautiful. Visitors can expect mild, pleasant temperatures in the upper-60s and 70s F (20-25 degrees C), colorful blooms in the parks, and plenty of seasonal events and festivals to enjoy, like the Main Street Arts Festival, the Fort Worth Opera Festival, Fortress Festival, Mayfest, and many others. Of course, you should also be prepared for a little rain, but in general, sunny springtime is an ideal time to visit Fort Worth—especially before the white-hot heat of summer hits. 

What to pack: Be sure to pack rain gear, like a rain jacket, umbrella, and sturdy waterproof footwear on your trip; light to heavy rain is likely.

Average Temperatures by Month:

  • March: 68 F / 44 F (20 C / 7 C)
  • April: 76 F / 53 F (24 C/ 12 C)
  • May: 83 F / 63 F (28 C / 17 C)

Summer in Fort Worth

If you’re visiting the DFW area in the dead of summertime, it’s time to mentally prepare yourself, especially if you’re not accustomed to the heat. Summers are blistering and muggy in Fort Worth. Things take a turn for the hot starting in June, and in July and August, temps really start to ramp up. August brings with it the hottest temperatures of the year—100-degree days and heatwave warnings are commonplace. The area is also prone to heavy rains and flash floods during the summer, especially in May and June.

Although the heat can be mighty oppressive, to say the least, summer is usually a busy tourist season since kids are out of school. This means that hotel and attraction costs tend to be a bit more expensive than during other parts of the year, especially in fall and winter. Be sure to book accommodations and activities in advance.  

What to pack: Light, breathable shirts and pants, a big hat, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle (a constant source of water is crucial in summer), and the strongest sunscreen you have. 

Average Temperatures by Month

  • June: 91 F / 70 F (33 C / 21 C)
  • July: 96 F / 74 F (36 C / 23 C)
  • August: 97 F / 73 (36 C / 23 C)

Fall in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is really lovely in the fall, especially after mid- to late October, when cool fronts have begun making their way to the area. (That being said: Over the last couple years, North Texas has endured near-summer-like conditions continuing into October.) During fall, thunderstorms aren’t as common as they are in spring, and accommodations and attractions tend to be cheaper than they are in summer since tourist activity usually dies down by September. There are also always fall-centric festivals and events going on, like the Annual Pottery in the Parks Festival, Fort Worth Bookfest, the Clearfork Fall Market, and others. All in all, it’s a great time to visit. 

What to pack: Layers, a light jacket, rain gear, and sun protection. 

Average Temperatures by Month

  • September: 89 F / 66 F (32 C / 19 C)
  • October: 79 F / 54 F (26 C / 12 C)
  • November: 67 F / 45 F (19 C / 7 C)

Winter in Fort Worth

Winters in Fort Worth may be tolerable when compared to other parts of the country, but it still gets pretty cold from December to February, and freezing temperatures aren’t unusual. In fact, the city usually experiences a few inches of snow or freezing rain throughout the winter months; the best chances for snow are usually in early to mid-January and again in mid-February. Wintertime highs can climb up to the 50s and 60s, but temps can also sink to the teens depending on the time of year, so be sure to pack layers and prepare to bundle up.   

What to pack: Warm layers, a parka or coat, a hat, and gloves. 

Average Temperatures by Month

  • December: 57 F / 35 F (14 C / 2 C)
  • January: 57 F / 33 F (14 C / 0.5 C)
  • February: 60 F / 36 F (16 C / 2 C)

Average Monthly Temperature, Rainfall, and Daylight Hours

  Avg. Temp. Rainfall Daylight Hours
January 47 F (8 C) 1.9 inches 10 hours
February 50 F (10 C) 2.4 inches 11 hours
March 58 F (14 C) 3.1 inches 12 hours
April 66 F (19 C) 3.2 inches 13 hours
May 74 F (23 C) 5.2 inches 14 hours
June 82 F (28 C) 3.2 inches 14 hours
July 86 F (30 C) 2.1 inches 13 hours
August 86 F (30 C) 2 inches 12 hours
September 78 F (25.5 C) 2.4 inches 11 hours
October 68 F (20 C) 4.1 inches 11 hours
November 57 F (14 C) 2.6 inches 10 hours
December 48 F (9 C) 2.6 inches 10 hours
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