The best times to visit Downtown Nashville for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd

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



Other Downtown Nashville Travel Info

Weather in Downtown Nashville


Average temperatures in Downtown Nashville 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 17th 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 Nashville, 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 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69°F (20.6°C) at night.

Downtown Nashville Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Downtown Nashville 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 Nashville Perceived Temperature (F)


Downtown Nashville Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Downtown Nashville 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 49.8 37.7 27.3
Feb 53 40.2 29.2
Mar 65.4 51.7 39.2
Apr 74.9 60.9 47.6
May 82.2 69.4 57
Jun 90.4 77.9 66.2
Jul 91.4 79.5 68.8
Aug 91.7 79.2 68.1
Sep 85.5 72.5 61.2
Oct 74.4 60.6 48.4
Nov 63 49.5 37.3
Dec 54.7 43.3 33.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.9 3.2 -2.6
Feb 11.7 4.6 -1.6
Mar 18.6 10.9 4
Apr 23.8 16.1 8.7
May 27.9 20.8 13.9
Jun 32.4 25.5 19
Jul 33 26.4 20.4
Aug 33.2 26.2 20.1
Sep 29.7 22.5 16.2
Oct 23.6 15.9 9.1
Nov 17.2 9.7 2.9
Dec 12.6 6.3 0.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown Nashville are August, November, 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 late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th 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 Downtown Nashville? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Downtown Nashville is often around around December 10th 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 Downtown Nashville.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 1.9 4.1
Feb 22% 1.4 3.3
Mar 25% 1.2 4.1
Apr 24% 0 5.7
May 26% 0 5.7
Jun 23% 0 3.8
Jul 22% 0 5.1
Aug 16% 0 3.4
Sep 20% 0 3.9
Oct 22% 0 4.4
Nov 19% 0 3.7
Dec 27% 1.4 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 4.8 10.4
Feb 22 3.6 8.4
Mar 25 3 10.4
Apr 24 0 14.5
May 26 0 14.5
Jun 23 0 9.7
Jul 22 0 13
Aug 16 0 8.6
Sep 20 0 9.9
Oct 22 0 11.2
Nov 19 0 9.4
Dec 27 3.6 12.4


Humidity and Wind

Downtown Nashville has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (61.1%).

Wind in Downtown Nashville is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 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 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.8 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Mar 6.8 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Apr 6.6 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 6.2 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.4%
Feb 49.6%
Mar 50.8%
Apr 48.5%
May 56.2%
Jun 56.7%
Jul 59.4%
Aug 56.4%
Sep 58.5%
Oct 56.3%
Nov 53.3%
Dec 61.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown Nashville?

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 Nashville, 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 Downtown Nashville 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 68.3 in November means 68.3% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Downtown Nashville Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 56.6°F (13.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 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 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Downtown Nashville, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 58°F (14.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 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 Downtown Nashville to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.6°F (13.7°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


Best Times to Travelthe United States › Downtown Nashville, TN, US