The best times to visit Cleveland for ideal weather are

April 2nd to May 27th

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

 

 


Other Cleveland Travel Info

Weather in Cleveland

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cleveland vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter 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 Cleveland, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.8°F (21.6°C) at night.

Cleveland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cleveland 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.

Cleveland Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cleveland Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cleveland 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan52.439.829.4
Feb56.64331.5
Mar67.553.341.1
Apr76.361.948.7
May83.470.257.7
Jun9178.367.1
Jul91.579.469.4
Aug92.279.669.3
Sep86.373.463
Oct75.761.550
Nov64.450.138
Dec56.745.335.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan11.34.3-1.4
Feb13.76.1-0.3
Mar19.711.85.1
Apr24.616.69.3
May28.621.214.3
Jun32.825.719.5
Jul33.126.320.8
Aug33.426.420.7
Sep30.22317.2
Oct24.316.410
Nov1810.13.3
Dec13.77.42.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cleveland are September, 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 to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

When can you find snow in Cleveland? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Cleveland is often around around January 8th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Cleveland.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%2.85.2
Feb21%1.23.6
Mar27%1.25.3
Apr27%05.8
May20%03.7
Jun26%03.3
Jul27%05.2
Aug19%03.8
Sep18%04.6
Oct20%04.4
Nov21%04.9
Dec31%1.57.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan237.113.2
Feb2139.1
Mar27313.5
Apr27014.7
May2009.4
Jun2608.4
Jul27013.2
Aug1909.7
Sep18011.7
Oct20011.2
Nov21012.4
Dec313.818

 

Humidity and Wind

Cleveland has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64.2%).

Wind in Cleveland is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.1 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.8Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Feb5.4Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Mar5.3Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
Apr4.9Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
May3.8Barely noticeable10.9Significant breeze
Jun3.5Barely noticeable12Significant breeze
Jul3.3Barely noticeable11Significant breeze
Aug3.1Barely noticeable10.1Gentle breeze
Sep2.9Barely noticeable9.1Significant breeze
Oct3.6Barely noticeable9.8Gentle breeze
Nov3.8Barely noticeable10.3Significant breeze
Dec4.2Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan55.4%
Feb49.8%
Mar51.8%
Apr50.5%
May56.8%
Jun57.6%
Jul60.9%
Aug58.8%
Sep60.7%
Oct59.5%
Nov57.7%
Dec64.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cleveland?

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 Cleveland, TN, US is June, followed by March 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 Cleveland 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48 in November means 48% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Cleveland Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 59.9°F (15.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cleveland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 59.6°F (15.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 too cold this time of year in Cleveland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 52°F (11.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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