Galveston, Texas, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Galveston, Texas, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Galveston, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Galveston, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Galveston, Texas, United States of America by month

January

January in Galveston is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

February

February can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows ().

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

March

March in Galveston is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

April

If you are traveling to Galveston in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

May

May for Galveston is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you are traveling to Galveston in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

July

July for Galveston is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you vacation in Galveston during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

September

If you go to Galveston in September, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you vacation in Galveston during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

If you visit Galveston during November, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

December

In December, Galveston can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Galveston, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Galveston, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Galveston
  • Appropriate museum wear

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