Trip Tips

Planning Your Visit

Want to avoid warm weather or hope to catch the fall color change? Need help planning your route? You've come to the right place. Find climate information, suggested road trips and trails and tons of travel resources to help plan your trip to Alabama.

Alabama’s Climate

The majority of Alabama’s days are warm and sunny. Rainfall across the state is lowest in October and highest in March. Spring comes early, with a brilliant palette of colors and temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius) daily by March. Summer days average in the 80s F (mid-20s C), with periods of heat in the 90s F (32 C) peaking in July.

In the cooler months of September, October and November, you usually won’t need more than a sweater or light jacket to stay warm. Severely cold weather is rare in Alabama, though snow flurries can be seen in the higher elevations of North Alabama. For Birmingham, the average low temperature in January is 33 F degrees, while the high is 54 F. In the coastal city of Mobile, the average January low is 40 F and the high 61 F.

Hurricane season extends from May to October in Alabama, while conditions for tornadoes are most common in March, April and November. The Alabama Emergency Management Association offers tips on how to be prepared for severe weather (https://ema.alabama.gov/preparedness/) , and you can stay informed of Alabama weather conditions through the National Weather Service. (https://www.weather.gov/bmx/)

Visiting from outside Alabama?

If you're traveling to Alabama via major roadways, chances are you'll see one of our many Alabama Welcome Centers. Stop by and say hello and take advantage of our free hotel reservation service. Our Welcome Center receptionists will be happy to make your hotel or motel reservations anywhere in the state.

For your safety and convenience, please have the following travel documents with you at all times when visiting Alabama:

Valid driver's license or non-driver photo ID from your home state Health insurance or travel insurance information

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