Birmingham - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over nine decades at Birmingham, Alabama. Listed for every decade from the 1930s 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 Birmingham—Shuttlesworth International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Birmingham
High °F Decade High °C
74.9 2010s 23.8
73.9 2000s 23.3
74.2 1990s 23.4
73.4 1980s 23.0
72.6 1970s 22.6
72.8 1960s 22.7
74.3 1950s 23.5
73.5 1940s 23.1
74.3 1930s 23.5

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Birmingham
Low °F Decade Low °C
54.1 2010s 12.3
53.1 2000s 11.7
52.0 1990s 11.1
50.8 1980s 10.4
51.1 1970s 10.6
50.6 1960s 10.3
51.8 1950s 11.0
52.9 1940s 11.6
54.3 1930s 12.4

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Birmingham reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 236 75
2000s 233 56
1990s 231 67
1980s 228 60
1970s 227 45
1960s 225 53
1950s 229 72
1940s 230 61
1930s 232 68

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Birmingham dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 0 46
2000s 0 47
1990s 0 49
1980s 0 60
1970s 0 57
1960s 0 63
1950s 0 54
1940s 0 44
1930s 0 32
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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