Houston has subtropical weather with a very high percentage of humidity during, almost, the whole year. The months of winter, between November and February, are tempered, and the summer, from the final days of may until September, are warm: the thermometers tend to rise up to 34°C (93.2°F) or more during this season. In fact, Houston is well known for being one of the most “ventilated cities” of the world, because there are air-conditioners everywhere. The city is in a zone with regular gusty winds and, occasionally, tornadoes happen in the region.
United States Dollars (USD). At the airport there are currency exchange desks, although the rates are kind of high. It’s not the best move. The ATMs are probably the best option to get cash, although depending on your bank’s agreement, you may have to pay a fee. These ATM’s are all over the airport and also the city. In the banks you can extract your money with a credit card.
When to go
From February to the first days of May or from September to November. Houston has a subtropical weather practically during the whole year, with tempered temperatures, mostly during autumn and spring. The winter is humid, but from February the rain is less frequent and the gusty winds are more common. During the spring the stuffy warmth from the summer is gone.
The store hours in the United States tend to be wide. In Houston, the big brands open from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. approximately, although there are also stores that close down later and even some that remain open the whole day. The small businesses tend to work from Monday to Saturday, although some of them open on Sunday.