How Often Does the Sun Shine in Dallas?

The average annual sunshine level in Dallas, Texas, and how the city compares to other Texas and United States cities.

The average annual sunshine level in the city of Dallas, Texas is 61%. That means, on average, the sun is shining 61% of the time in Dallas on a yearly basis. The rest of the time clouds block the sun.

Sunshine levels vary greatly in Dallas, depending upon the season. The sunniest month of the year in Dallas is July, when it is sunny 75% of the time. The next sunniest month is August at 73%, followed by both June and September at 67%. October receives 63% of all possible sunshine, and April is 61%.

The least sunniest month of the year in Dallas, Texas is a tie between December and January, when the sun only shines, on average, 52% of the time. February receives 54% of all possible sunshine, followed by November, and surprisingly May, which both average 57%, and March averages 58%.

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How the Sunshine Level in Dallas Compare to Other Cities in Texas

As you can see below, Dallas is far from the sunniest city in the state of Texas. It is certainly not the least sunniest either, but its sunshine level ranges towards the lower end of the Texas cities.

El Paso - 84%

Midland-Odessa - 74%

Amarillo - 73%

Lubbock - 72%

Abilene - 70%

Galveston - 62%

Austin - 60%

Brownsville - 60%

San Antonio - 60%

Houston - 59%

Port Arthur - 58%

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Other Cities in the United States with 61% Annual Sunshine Levels

All the following cities also average 61% annual sunshine. That does not mean any of the cities have the same climate as Dallas, just that they average the same amount of annual sunshine.

Cairo, Illinois

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Great Falls, Montana

Jackson, Mississippi

Lincoln, Nebraska

Sioux City, Iowa

Topeka, Kansas

Overall, Dallas ranks higher than most of the cities in the United States in terms of annual average sunshine. The city with most yearly sunshine is Yuma, Arizona at 90%. The city with lowest annual average sunshine level is Juneau, Alaska at 30%.

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Source:http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/online/ccd/avgsun.html

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