The best times to visit Bowling Green for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 17th

or

August 13th to October 21st

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

 

 


Other Bowling Green Travel Info

Weather in Bowling Green

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bowling Green vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 mid July where highs are regularly around 89°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.1°F (19.5°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 37.6 27.5 19.6
Feb 38.6 28.6 20.8
Mar 55.9 44.1 35.3
Apr 67.3 55.3 45
May 76.6 65.5 55.7
Jun 83.9 73.6 64.4
Jul 87.1 76 66
Aug 87.5 75.7 65.3
Sep 81 68.3 57.8
Oct 67.8 55.6 45.6
Nov 55.2 44.2 35.3
Dec 41.7 33.4 26.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.1 -2.5 -6.9
Feb 3.7 -1.9 -6.2
Mar 13.3 6.7 1.8
Apr 19.6 12.9 7.2
May 24.8 18.6 13.2
Jun 28.8 23.1 18
Jul 30.6 24.4 18.9
Aug 30.8 24.3 18.5
Sep 27.2 20.2 14.3
Oct 19.9 13.1 7.6
Nov 12.9 6.8 1.8
Dec 5.4 0.8 -3

 


 

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 January, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

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 3% 0 0.7
Feb 10% 0 0.9
Mar 9% 0 0.8
Apr 13% 0 2.2
May 19% 0 2.8
Jun 18% 0 3.7
Jul 11% 0 2
Aug 8% 0 1.5
Sep 9% 0 1.9
Oct 8% 0 1.6
Nov 11% 0 1.5
Dec 14% 0 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1.8
Feb 10 0 2.3
Mar 9 0 2
Apr 13 0 5.6
May 19 0 7.1
Jun 18 0 9.4
Jul 11 0 5.1
Aug 8 0 3.8
Sep 9 0 4.8
Oct 8 0 4.1
Nov 11 0 3.8
Dec 14 0 5.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Bowling Green has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.4%).

Wind in Bowling Green is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by January and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 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 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 5.2 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.2%
Feb 62.5%
Mar 58.5%
Apr 50.3%
May 57%
Jun 65%
Jul 65.3%
Aug 62.8%
Sep 59.3%
Oct 57.9%
Nov 58.1%
Dec 72.4%

 

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, MO, US is July, followed by August and February. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.4 in November means 41.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Bowling Green Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 41.7°F (5.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 2 to 5 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 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 3 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 far too cold this time of year in Bowling Green to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42°F (5.6°C) and 36.9°F (2.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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