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The weather in Houston is characterised by a humid subtropical climate, and those living in Houston often joke that the city only has two seasons – hot and hotter. Summers can be sweltering and humid. From June to August, temperatures hover between 73°F (23°C) and 94°F (35°C), and it isn't unusual to have days that reach up to 100°F (40°C).
These temperatures can be overwhelming for those from countries with milder summers – making air conditioning a necessity rather than a luxury for most. Summers are also known for afternoon thunderstorms.
Houston's hurricane season is between June and November. Torrential rain batters the city during these months, which can cause severe flooding at times. Tornadoes may also occur.
On the other hand, Houston has pleasant winters and has only had 14 measurable snow days since 1939. Temperatures are mild and range between 43°F (6°C) and 66°F (19°C). The city isn't known for receiving snow during the winter, but rain isn't unusual.
What do expats say about the weather in Houston?
"[The weather is] a stark contrast from the British weather, which in turn, has increased our quality of life significantly, owing to the fact you can be outside most of the time." Read more of Vicky's expat experience in Houston.
►For information about the ups and downs of life in the city, read Pros and Cons of Moving to Houston.
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