The best times to visit Cincinnati for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 24th

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 Cincinnati

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cincinnati vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Cincinnati, 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 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.7°F (18.7°C) at night.

Cincinnati Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cincinnati 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.

Cincinnati Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cincinnati Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cincinnati 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 40.4 30.8 22.6
Feb 41.9 31.7 23.1
Mar 57.2 44.8 34.3
Apr 68.2 55.3 43.2
May 77.5 65.1 53.3
Jun 84.9 72.9 61.6
Jul 86.7 75 64.3
Aug 87 74.4 63
Sep 81.2 67.5 56.1
Oct 68.9 55.3 44.1
Nov 56.6 43.9 33.1
Dec 46.3 37 29.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.7 -0.7 -5.2
Feb 5.5 -0.2 -4.9
Mar 14 7.1 1.3
Apr 20.1 12.9 6.2
May 25.3 18.4 11.8
Jun 29.4 22.7 16.4
Jul 30.4 23.9 17.9
Aug 30.6 23.6 17.2
Sep 27.3 19.7 13.4
Oct 20.5 12.9 6.7
Nov 13.7 6.6 0.6
Dec 7.9 2.8 -1.5

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cincinnati 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 mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Cincinnati? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cincinnati (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 20% 0 2.2
Feb 18% 0 2.3
Mar 25% 0 3.7
Apr 29% 0 4.5
May 26% 0 3.8
Jun 29% 0 4.6
Jul 25% 0 4.1
Aug 12% 0 1.9
Sep 18% 0 3.2
Oct 20% 0 3.6
Nov 18% 0 2.9
Dec 26% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 5.6
Feb 18 0 5.8
Mar 25 0 9.4
Apr 29 0 11.4
May 26 0 9.7
Jun 29 0 11.7
Jul 25 0 10.4
Aug 12 0 4.8
Sep 18 0 8.1
Oct 20 0 9.1
Nov 18 0 7.4
Dec 26 0 9.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Cincinnati has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.4%).

Wind in Cincinnati is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and April. January’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.5 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.3 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 10.1 Significant breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.2%
Feb 57.7%
Mar 55.2%
Apr 54.7%
May 62.6%
Jun 64.3%
Jul 66.2%
Aug 63.3%
Sep 64.3%
Oct 62.5%
Nov 60.8%
Dec 68.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cincinnati?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cincinnati, OH, US is June, followed by February 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 Cincinnati in October. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.6 in October means 47.6% of the tourists vs. June.


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Overall Cincinnati Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 45.6°F (7.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 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 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cincinnati, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 50.9°F (10.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Cincinnati to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.2°F (8.4°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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