The best times to visit Central Kansas for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 3rd

or

August 20th 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 Central Kansas Travel Info

Weather in Central Kansas

Temperature

Average temperatures in Central Kansas 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 low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Central Kansas, 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 96.7°F (35.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.2°F (21.2°C) at night.

Central Kansas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Central Kansas 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.

Central Kansas Perceived Temperature (F)

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Central Kansas Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Central Kansas 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 45.6 30.9 19.3
Feb 47.5 33.2 22
Mar 61.8 46.8 34.9
Apr 70.6 55.7 43.7
May 79.6 65.9 54
Jun 91 77.5 65.4
Jul 94.7 80.7 68.4
Aug 92.7 78.7 66.4
Sep 85 70.3 58.2
Oct 73 57.5 44.9
Nov 59.3 44.6 32.4
Dec 45.3 32.6 22.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.6 -0.6 -7.1
Feb 8.6 0.7 -5.6
Mar 16.6 8.2 1.6
Apr 21.4 13.2 6.5
May 26.4 18.8 12.2
Jun 32.8 25.3 18.6
Jul 34.8 27.1 20.2
Aug 33.7 25.9 19.1
Sep 29.4 21.3 14.6
Oct 22.8 14.2 7.2
Nov 15.2 7 0.2
Dec 7.4 0.3 -5.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Central Kansas are January, February, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Central Kansas? 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 Central Kansas.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Central Kansas (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 2% 0 0.2
Feb 7% 0 0.9
Mar 9% 0 1.3
Apr 15% 0 2
May 22% 0 5.1
Jun 19% 0 4.1
Jul 17% 0 2.8
Aug 14% 0 3.1
Sep 11% 0 1.7
Oct 14% 0 2.1
Nov 8% 0 1.1
Dec 8% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.5
Feb 7 0 2.3
Mar 9 0 3.3
Apr 15 0 5.1
May 22 0 13
Jun 19 0 10.4
Jul 17 0 7.1
Aug 14 0 7.9
Sep 11 0 4.3
Oct 14 0 5.3
Nov 8 0 2.8
Dec 8 0 3.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Central Kansas has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (58.5%).

Wind in Central Kansas is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 10.7 knots (12.3 MPH or 19.8 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 20.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.3 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Feb 8.6 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Mar 9.6 Gentle breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Apr 10.7 Gentle breeze 19.4 Strong breeze
May 9.4 Gentle breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Jun 9.5 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Jul 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Aug 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Sep 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Oct 8.3 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Nov 8.9 Gentle breeze 17 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.9%
Feb 52.9%
Mar 50.1%
Apr 48.9%
May 55.2%
Jun 53.1%
Jul 51.4%
Aug 53.1%
Sep 53.4%
Oct 49.8%
Nov 50.5%
Dec 58.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Central Kansas?

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 Central Kansas, the United States is June, followed by May and July. 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 Central Kansas 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 38.9 in November means 38.9% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Central Kansas Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 48.7°F (9.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Central Kansas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 51.8°F (11°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Central Kansas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.3°F (10.7°C) and 41.7°F (5.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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