The best times to visit Burlington for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 17th

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

 

 


Other Burlington Travel Info

Weather in Burlington

Temperature

Average temperatures in Burlington vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Burlington, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.4°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.1°F (20.1°C) at night.

Burlington Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Burlington 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.

Burlington Perceived Temperature (F)

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Burlington Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Burlington 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 32.4 23 15.5
Feb 33.8 24.7 17.2
Mar 54.2 43.2 35
Apr 65.2 53.8 44.1
May 75.5 64.4 54.4
Jun 84.1 74 64.8
Jul 84.8 75 66
Aug 84.8 74.9 66.3
Sep 79.7 68.4 58.8
Oct 65.7 55.8 47.6
Nov 54.3 45.2 37.5
Dec 35.8 28 20.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.2 -5 -9.2
Feb 1 -4.1 -8.2
Mar 12.3 6.2 1.7
Apr 18.4 12.1 6.7
May 24.2 18 12.4
Jun 28.9 23.3 18.2
Jul 29.3 23.9 18.9
Aug 29.3 23.8 19.1
Sep 26.5 20.2 14.9
Oct 18.7 13.2 8.7
Nov 12.4 7.3 3.1
Dec 2.1 -2.2 -6.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Burlington are January, November, 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 mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Burlington? 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 Burlington.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Burlington (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 10% 0 1.1
Feb 22% 0 1.9
Mar 23% 0 3.6
Apr 30% 0 5.2
May 27% 0 5.4
Jun 30% 0 7.9
Jul 25% 0 5.7
Aug 29% 0 7.1
Sep 16% 0 3.8
Oct 19% 0 4
Nov 12% 0 1.5
Dec 29% 0 3.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 2.8
Feb 22 0 4.8
Mar 23 0 9.1
Apr 30 0 13.2
May 27 0 13.7
Jun 30 0 20.1
Jul 25 0 14.5
Aug 29 0 18
Sep 16 0 9.7
Oct 19 0 10.2
Nov 12 0 3.8
Dec 29 0 9.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Burlington has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (67.6%).

Wind in Burlington is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and January. April’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.2 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Mar 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5.1 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 5.1 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Oct 7 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Dec 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.8%
Feb 61.6%
Mar 57.4%
Apr 51.9%
May 54.3%
Jun 62.7%
Jul 65%
Aug 67.6%
Sep 60.7%
Oct 57.5%
Nov 53.1%
Dec 63.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Burlington?

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 Burlington, IA, US is March, followed by July and October. 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 Burlington in December. 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 63.1 in December means 63.1% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Burlington Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 39.5°F (4.2°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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Burlington, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.8°F (28.2°C) and 47.2°F (8.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Burlington to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.5°F (4.2°C) and 28.8°F (-1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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