The best times to visit Bowling Green for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 3rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Bowling Green

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bowling Green vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 16th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bowling Green, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.2°F (20.7°C) at night.

Bowling Green Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bowling Green Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bowling Green Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bowling Green Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bowling Green Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 45.9 35.7 26.9
Feb 49.2 38 28.9
Mar 62.2 50 39.3
Apr 72.4 59.8 48
May 80.2 68.8 57.6
Jun 88.5 77.2 66.2
Jul 89.7 78.8 68.7
Aug 90 78.2 67.3
Sep 83.8 71.3 60.2
Oct 72.5 59.3 47.8
Nov 60.4 48 37.1
Dec 51.8 41.8 33.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.7 2.1 -2.8
Feb 9.6 3.3 -1.7
Mar 16.8 10 4.1
Apr 22.4 15.4 8.9
May 26.8 20.4 14.2
Jun 31.4 25.1 19
Jul 32.1 26 20.4
Aug 32.2 25.7 19.6
Sep 28.8 21.8 15.7
Oct 22.5 15.2 8.8
Nov 15.8 8.9 2.8
Dec 11 5.4 0.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bowling Green are August, February, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Bowling Green? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bowling Green.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bowling Green (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 0 3.7
Feb 20% 0 3.5
Mar 23% 0 4.4
Apr 29% 0 6.1
May 26% 0 5.5
Jun 22% 0 4
Jul 28% 0 5.4
Aug 17% 0 3.6
Sep 21% 0 3.8
Oct 22% 0 4.4
Nov 21% 0 3.6
Dec 29% 0 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 9.4
Feb 20 0 8.9
Mar 23 0 11.2
Apr 29 0 15.5
May 26 0 14
Jun 22 0 10.2
Jul 28 0 13.7
Aug 17 0 9.1
Sep 21 0 9.7
Oct 22 0 11.2
Nov 21 0 9.1
Dec 29 0 12.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Bowling Green has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (63%).

Wind in Bowling Green is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bowling Green.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.9 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.2 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.4%
Feb 52.4%
Mar 52.1%
Apr 50.4%
May 58.3%
Jun 58.4%
Jul 60.6%
Aug 58.8%
Sep 60%
Oct 57%
Nov 55%
Dec 63%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bowling Green?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bowling Green, KY, US is June, followed by July and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bowling Green in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 68.3 in November means 68.3% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Bowling Green Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bowling Green, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bowling Green to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.5°F (11.9°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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