Atlanta Weather Information
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at just over 1,000 feet above sea level, Atlanta's warm climate allows for year-round outdoor excursions, as well as enjoyable sightseeing weather. Known for its long and pleasant springs and falls, Atlanta has more abbreviated winters and summers. Average annual rainfall is around 48 inches, so Atlanta is also known for its lush greenery, foliage and shady trees.
Spring in Atlanta, GA
Spring in Atlanta is delightful, with the many blooming azaleas, dogwoods and magnolias. This is the time of year for festivals, home & garden tours, and visits to the park. Sports lovers will enjoy the city's many beautiful golf courses, as well as the start of the Atlanta Braves baseball season. Daily highs in March and April are in the mid 60s and upper 70s, and by May, daily highs are in the low 80s. March has fairly frequent spring showers and receives about 5.5 inches of rain. Springtime visitors might want to pack an umbrella and water resistant shoes, as well as long pants, some shorts, and plenty of short-sleeved shirts, plus a lightweight jacket.
Summer in Atlanta, GA
Some summer days in Atlanta can be downright hot, but the good news is that the average highs remain in the upper 80s (even during the hottest month, July) and night time lows fall comfortably into the upper 60s and low 70s. Summer evenings are ideal for barbeques and concerts, or to catch a laser light show at Stone Mountain. Though the days may be hot, Atlanta has plenty of cooling shade trees! The Peachtree 10K Road Race, drawing over 55,000 runners annually, is one of summer's premiere events.
Fall in Atlanta, GA
Fall is a golden time in Atlanta, as temperatures hover in the ideal range of 63 to 82 degrees, which is perfect for shorts and short-sleeves on most days. October has a daily average of 62 degrees and is the least rainy month of the year. Autumn features country fairs and outdoor events, as well as the start of the season for the Atlanta Falcons Football team and the Thrashers Hockey team.
Winter in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta's winter days are mostly warm enough to go without a coat ' though a coat might be needed on a few of the coldest days. Nighttime lows fall into the low to mid 30s during December, January and February, but snow and ice are rare. Daytime highs are in the mid to upper 50s, so a light jacket or sweater will do the trick on most winter afternoons. Wintertime visitors will enjoy the city's many holiday festivals and celebrations.
Be sure to check out the current conditions in Atlanta when planning for your Peachtree City adventure!