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HOUSTON WEATHER - HOUSTON WEATHER TEXAS TX

Houston Weather Houston Texas TXHouston Weather - It is often joked that Houston has only two seasons: summer and the rainy season. Houston has a humid, subtropical climate that can sometimes make it hard to breathe and turn bad hair days into hair catastrophes. On the upside, the Houston metro area is very green and lovely from the plentiful rain that it receives.

Summer. Summers get very, very hot in Houston and are very long. Temperatures can reach into the mid to upper 90's with the heat index making it feel like it is really in the triple digits. Late July through September are the hottest months in Houston. Airconditioning in cars and homes are necessary. Death by heatstroke is a problem with the very young and the elderly. Never leave a child or pet in a car during the summer, even for a few minutes. Being so close to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston experiences many afternoon seabreeze showers, some which can be severe. Hurricanes and tropical systems are also a threat. So if you see a storm approaching, tune to the local news channels ABC 13, NBC 12, CBS11, and KRIV 26 for updates.

Fall. Autumn in Houston is quite dry and mild, but sometimes early cool fronts will come through around the end of October. Weather is always unpredictable, especially in the Bayou City. One Fall day you might need a jacket and the next day you can wear shorts and a tank top.

Winter. Winters get surprisingly chilly around Houston starting about January, but sometimes earlier. This is when it rains alot. Temperatures can dip into the twenties at night and reach only 48 degrees during the day. This cold phenomenon lasts until early to mid March, slowly warming up.

Spring. Spring is one of the best seasons in Houston. It rains alot, so always have an umbrella, but the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush (Texas wildflowers) start to bloom all over the city. The weather is pleasant and sunny three to four days out of the week, and the temperatures rarely get above 80 degrees Farenheit. A light jacket maybe needed in the mornings, but summer attire is perfectly comfortable and acceptable after that.