Austin Weather in September

Although cooler than previous months, September's weather is still hot at Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, rainfall and humidity levels rise slightly.

This page gives detailed information on the typical September weather for Austin.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Camp Mabry, located at few miles from downtown Austin.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

91 °F September average high 33 °C
69 °F September average low 21 °C

In most years, Austin averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 88 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit (31 to 34 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 67 and 71 °F (20 to 22 °C).

The days at Austin begin to cool down quickly during September. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 8 °F (5 °C) below what it was at the start.

18 days 90 °F max. or more (32 °C)
13 days 70 °F min. or less (21 °C)

Nearly every day in September heats up to over 80 °F (27 °C) in Austin. The city averages 1 day this month when the thermometer reaches into the 100s °F (over 38 °C).

The thermometer dips to 60 °F (16 °C) or below on an average of 3 nights. But only about once a decade does September get as cold as 50 °F (10 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

3.0 in total precipitation 76 mm
7 days of rain

Half the time, Austin receives 1.5 to 4 inches (37 to 101 mm) of rainfall in September. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

66 % sunshine
11 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Austin during 66 percent of daylight hours on average in September, for a total of 244 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in September at Austin lasts for 12 hours and 19 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 12 hours and 45 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:53 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

68 % September average humidity

The relative humidity in Austin during September usually peaks at 86 percent in the morning then drops to 49 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time12 am3 am6 am9 am12 pm3 pm6 pm9 pm
Humidity % 78 83 86 74 55 49 54 69

Windy Weather iconWind

7.1 mph September wind speed average 11.4 kph

September is the least windy month at Austin.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
4 days with thunderstorms in September
8 % chance a named storm approaches

There's a 2 percent probability that a hurricane will approach within 100 miles (165 km) of Austin during September. The chance of a major category 3 to 5 hurricane reaching the area is 1 percent.


These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals. The named storm probabilities come from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division.

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