Climate and Geography


Birmingham is the southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains


Metropolitan Birmingham is located at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains. The region enjoys a moderate winter and hot summers.  The average annual temperature for the Birmingham region is a low of 50.9 degrees with a high temperature of 73.4 degrees

Metropolitan Birmingham is positioned at the center of Alabama’s outdoor recreation amenities.   Several large-scale lakes, state parks and national forest are located within a 1.5 hour drive from downtown Birmingham, including: Alabama’s largest state park – Oak Mountain; Alabama’s only Wild and Scenic River – the Sipsey River; The Cahaba River – ranked among the nation’s most scenic and biologically diverse rivers and Smith Lake – ranked among the cleanest lakes in the U.S.


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Temperature Range by Month


Min Degrees

Max Degrees

January                          32.3                   52.8
February                          35.4                   58.3
March                          42.4                   66.5
April                          48.4                   74.1
May                          57.6                   81.0
June                          65.4                   87.5
July                          69.7                   90.6
August                          68.9                   90.2
September                          63.0                   84.6
October                          50.9                   74.9
November                          41.8                   64.5
December                          35.2                   56.0
Avg. Annual                        50.9                 73.4