Austin - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over eight decades at Austin, Texas. Listed for every decade from the 1940s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. All the temperature data were collected at Camp Mabry.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Austin
High °F Decade High °C
81.3 2010s 27.4
80.4 2000s 26.9
79.6 1990s 26.4
78.9 1980s 26.0
77.8 1970s 25.4
78.3 1960s 25.7
79.8 1950s 26.5
78.2 1940s 25.6

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Austin
Low °F Decade Low °C
59.8 2010s 15.4
59.3 2000s 15.1
59.2 1990s 15.1
58.4 1980s 14.6
57.3 1970s 14.1
57.5 1960s 14.2
57.6 1950s 14.2
56.8 1940s 13.8

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Austin reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 286 131
2000s 282 124
1990s 278 114
1980s 274 112
1970s 271 99
1960s 269 107
1950s 275 121
1940s 267 104

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Austin dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 0 14
2000s 0 13
1990s 0 10
1980s 0 17
1970s 0 24
1960s 0 23
1950s 0 17
1940s 0 21
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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