The best times to visit Columbia for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 10th

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

 

 


Other Columbia Travel Info

Weather in Columbia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Columbia 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 21st 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 Columbia, 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 95.4°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.6°F (20.3°C) at night.

Columbia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Columbia 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.

Columbia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Columbia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Columbia 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 49.4 37.5 28.6
Feb 52.4 39.7 30.3
Mar 64.6 50 40
Apr 75 59.9 47.6
May 83.1 69.6 57.2
Jun 92.4 78.4 66.2
Jul 93.6 80.1 68.7
Aug 93.9 79.4 67.5
Sep 86.7 71.2 60.7
Oct 75 60.2 48.1
Nov 63.4 48.6 36.6
Dec 54.7 43 33.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.7 3.1 -1.9
Feb 11.3 4.3 -0.9
Mar 18.1 10 4.4
Apr 23.9 15.5 8.7
May 28.4 20.9 14
Jun 33.6 25.8 19
Jul 34.2 26.7 20.4
Aug 34.4 26.3 19.7
Sep 30.4 21.8 15.9
Oct 23.9 15.7 8.9
Nov 17.4 9.2 2.6
Dec 12.6 6.1 0.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Columbia are August, October, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Columbia? 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 Columbia.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Columbia (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 18% 0 2.7
Feb 18% 0 2.4
Mar 20% 0 2.6
Apr 24% 0 3.8
May 21% 0 4.5
Jun 17% 0 2.3
Jul 18% 0 2.8
Aug 14% 0 2.7
Sep 17% 0 2.7
Oct 16% 0 2.6
Nov 18% 0 2.5
Dec 25% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 0 6.9
Feb 18 0 6.1
Mar 20 0 6.6
Apr 24 0 9.7
May 21 0 11.4
Jun 17 0 5.8
Jul 18 0 7.1
Aug 14 0 6.9
Sep 17 0 6.9
Oct 16 0 6.6
Nov 18 0 6.4
Dec 25 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Columbia 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 (66.4%).

Wind in Columbia is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 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 14.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.9 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Feb 6.4 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Mar 6.1 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Dec 5.4 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.3%
Feb 57.6%
Mar 60.2%
Apr 54.7%
May 60.4%
Jun 59.7%
Jul 62%
Aug 60.7%
Sep 64.1%
Oct 61.4%
Nov 59.8%
Dec 66.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Columbia?

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 Columbia, TN, US is June, followed by July and March. 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 Columbia 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 68.3 in November means 68.3% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Columbia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 57°F (13.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Columbia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 57.9°F (14.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 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 too cold this time of year in Columbia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57°F (13.9°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°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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