Climate and Time in Atlanta, State of Georgia

Atlanta is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST) UTC/GMT -5 Hours. DST – Daylight Saving Time starts in May end ends in November.

The climate in Atlanta is humid subtropical and has four seasons, with hot and humid summer and chilly winter.

Summer in Atlanta is hot and humid with a daily average temperature of 80,2 F (26,8 C). Temperatures might occasionally exceed 100 F (37,8 C), and there are typically 20-40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Forty-four days per year have temperatures at or above 90 F (32,2 C).

Atlanta receives only 1 inch of snow annually, while the country's average is 39 inches per year and does not experience a severe winter compared to the Northeastern part of the United States. The temperature in January is an average of 43,3 F (6,3 C). If there is a snowfall, it usually takes place in December through March period. Typically, 40 days per year are expected to have overnight freezes. The coldest month in Atlanta was January of 1977 with an average temperature of 29,3 F (-1,5 C). True blizzards are rare in Georgia and Atlanta as well but still can occur. Snowstorms, Ice Storms, Tornadoes, and hurricanes can happen in Atlanta. The hurricane season typically starts at the beginning of June bringing more chances of hurricanes, storms, tornadoes, and flooding.

Spring and Early Fall are drier than other seasons in Atlanta. Usually, Atlanta has 51 inches of rain per year which is higher than the average inches of 39 per year in the US. Early spring has chilly days with temperature in lows of the 60s (16 C) and can drop to 40 F (4 C). September and October can be warm and experience "Indian Summer." Normally the frost should not be expected until November. 

It is known that the hottest month in Atlanta is July with an average temperature of 89 F (32 C), the coldest month is January with an average temperature of 33 F (1 C), and the wettest month that gets the most rainfall is March with 5,38 inches.