The best times to visit Eastern Arkansas for ideal weather are

April 2nd to May 27th


September 17th to November 4th

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



Other Eastern Arkansas Travel Info

Weather in Eastern Arkansas


Average temperatures in Eastern Arkansas 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 fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th 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 Eastern Arkansas, 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 93.4°F (34.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.

Eastern Arkansas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Eastern Arkansas 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.

Eastern Arkansas Perceived Temperature (F)


Eastern Arkansas Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Eastern Arkansas 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 47.6 37.5 29.1
Feb 49.6 39.6 31.6
Mar 62.3 51.2 41.7
Apr 72.4 60.7 50.5
May 81.1 69.9 59.6
Jun 91.5 79.9 69.2
Jul 91.3 80.6 71.1
Aug 91.6 80.1 70.2
Sep 85.4 72.9 63
Oct 74.1 60.9 50.3
Nov 61 49.5 40.2
Dec 51.1 41.5 33.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.7 3.1 -1.6
Feb 9.8 4.2 -0.2
Mar 16.8 10.7 5.4
Apr 22.4 15.9 10.3
May 27.3 21.1 15.3
Jun 33.1 26.6 20.7
Jul 32.9 27 21.7
Aug 33.1 26.7 21.2
Sep 29.7 22.7 17.2
Oct 23.4 16.1 10.2
Nov 16.1 9.7 4.6
Dec 10.6 5.3 0.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Eastern Arkansas are August, June, and then January. 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

When can you find snow in Eastern Arkansas? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Eastern Arkansas is often around around February 12th 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 Eastern Arkansas.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Eastern Arkansas (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% 1.2 3.1
Feb 19% 1.4 3.4
Mar 25% 3.2 4.9
Apr 24% 0 6.1
May 30% 0 6.5
Jun 14% 0 2.8
Jul 18% 0 3.5
Aug 12% 0 2.6
Sep 16% 0 3.5
Oct 21% 0 4.4
Nov 20% 3.1 4.5
Dec 26% 3 5.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 3 7.9
Feb 19 3.6 8.6
Mar 25 8.1 12.4
Apr 24 0 15.5
May 30 0 16.5
Jun 14 0 7.1
Jul 18 0 8.9
Aug 12 0 6.6
Sep 16 0 8.9
Oct 21 0 11.2
Nov 20 7.9 11.4
Dec 26 7.6 14


Humidity and Wind

Eastern Arkansas has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (56.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.9%).

Wind in Eastern Arkansas is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 14.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Mar 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Apr 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
May 6.5 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.7%
Feb 59.1%
Mar 59.9%
Apr 56.6%
May 61.1%
Jun 57.3%
Jul 62.7%
Aug 61%
Sep 61.4%
Oct 58.7%
Nov 59.7%
Dec 68.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Eastern Arkansas?

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 Eastern Arkansas, AR, US is March, followed by May and February. 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 Eastern Arkansas 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44 in November means 44% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall Eastern Arkansas Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 second busiest season for tourism in Eastern Arkansas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 54.5°F (12.5°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 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 Eastern Arkansas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.8°F (12.1°C) and 46.2°F (7.9°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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