The best times to visit Downtown Cleveland for ideal weather are

April 30th to October 14th

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



Other Downtown Cleveland Travel Info

Weather in Downtown Cleveland


Average temperatures in Downtown Cleveland 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 34th 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 Downtown Cleveland, 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 83°F (28.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.3°F (20.7°C) at night.

Downtown Cleveland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Downtown Cleveland Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Downtown Cleveland Perceived Temperature (F)


Downtown Cleveland Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Downtown 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 34.9 28.1 22.1
Feb 34.4 27.1 20.8
Mar 46.6 37.7 30.5
Apr 59.6 49.9 41.9
May 71.7 62.2 54.2
Jun 79.5 70.9 63.9
Jul 82 74.7 67.8
Aug 81 73.6 66.8
Sep 75.8 67.4 60.5
Oct 63.9 55.9 49.6
Nov 52.4 45.1 38.8
Dec 42.7 35.9 30.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.6 -2.2 -5.5
Feb 1.3 -2.7 -6.2
Mar 8.1 3.2 -0.8
Apr 15.3 9.9 5.5
May 22.1 16.8 12.3
Jun 26.4 21.6 17.7
Jul 27.8 23.7 19.9
Aug 27.2 23.1 19.3
Sep 24.3 19.7 15.8
Oct 17.7 13.3 9.8
Nov 11.3 7.3 3.8
Dec 5.9 2.2 -0.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown Cleveland are February, January, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Downtown Cleveland? 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 Downtown Cleveland.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 1.7
Feb 11% 0 1.6
Mar 19% 0 2.2
Apr 26% 0 2.6
May 18% 0 2.9
Jun 22% 0 3.6
Jul 22% 0 3.1
Aug 20% 0 4
Sep 23% 0 3.4
Oct 29% 0 3.9
Nov 20% 0 2.4
Dec 23% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 4.3
Feb 11 0 4.1
Mar 19 0 5.6
Apr 26 0 6.6
May 18 0 7.4
Jun 22 0 9.1
Jul 22 0 7.9
Aug 20 0 10.2
Sep 23 0 8.6
Oct 29 0 9.9
Nov 20 0 6.1
Dec 23 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

Downtown Cleveland has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.4%).

Wind in Downtown Cleveland is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 11.7 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 20.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 11.7 Significant breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Feb 10.6 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Mar 9.5 Gentle breeze 16.4 Strong breeze
Apr 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
May 8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Strong breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.8 Strong breeze
Aug 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Sep 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.4 Strong breeze
Oct 10 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Nov 10.6 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
Dec 11.2 Significant breeze 18.2 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61.2%
Feb 62%
Mar 59.8%
Apr 54.5%
May 55.9%
Jun 59.6%
Jul 59%
Aug 59.7%
Sep 60.6%
Oct 57%
Nov 54.9%
Dec 62.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown Cleveland?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Downtown Cleveland, OH, US is June, followed by July and August. 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 Downtown 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

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 51.9 in November means 51.9% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Downtown Cleveland Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79°F (26.1°C) and 37.3°F (2.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Downtown Cleveland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Downtown Cleveland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.2°F (6.8°C) and 31.2°F (-0.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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