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Those living in Houston often joke that the city only has two seasons – hot and hotter. Summers can be swelteringly hot and humid. Between June and August, temperatures hover between 73°F (23°C) and 94°F (35°C). However, 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 airconditioning a necessity rather than a luxury for most. Summers are also characterised by afternoon thunderstorms.
Houston also has a hurricane season between June and November. Torrential rain batters the city during these months which can cause severe flooding at times. Tornadoes are also a reality.
On the other hand, Houston has pleasant winters. Temperatures are mild and range between 43°F (6°C) and 66°F (19°C). Houston isn't known for receiving snow during the winter, but rain isn't unusual.
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"[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.
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