The best times to visit Elizabethtown for ideal weather are

April 16th 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 Elizabethtown Travel Info

Weather in Elizabethtown


Average temperatures in Elizabethtown 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 20th 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 Elizabethtown, 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 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.7°F (19.8°C) at night.

Elizabethtown Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Elizabethtown 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.

Elizabethtown Perceived Temperature (F)


Elizabethtown Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Elizabethtown 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 42.2 32.5 24.7
Feb 44.4 34.2 25.8
Mar 59.2 47.5 37.7
Apr 70.2 57.7 46.8
May 78.1 66.8 56.4
Jun 85.8 74.8 64.6
Jul 87 76.4 66.8
Aug 87.4 76 65.8
Sep 81.5 69.6 59.5
Oct 70 57.4 47.1
Nov 57.9 46.2 36.4
Dec 48 38.8 31.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.7 0.3 -4.1
Feb 6.9 1.2 -3.4
Mar 15.1 8.6 3.2
Apr 21.2 14.3 8.2
May 25.6 19.3 13.6
Jun 29.9 23.8 18.1
Jul 30.6 24.7 19.3
Aug 30.8 24.4 18.8
Sep 27.5 20.9 15.3
Oct 21.1 14.1 8.4
Nov 14.4 7.9 2.4
Dec 8.9 3.8 -0.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Elizabethtown are August, September, 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 early May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Elizabethtown? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Elizabethtown 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 Elizabethtown.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 1.8 3
Feb 22% 2.8 3.1
Mar 28% 4.9 4.5
Apr 26% 0 5.6
May 24% 0 5.4
Jun 25% 0 4.3
Jul 24% 0 4.7
Aug 13% 0 2.8
Sep 20% 0 4.4
Oct 22% 0 4.5
Nov 22% 2 3.4
Dec 30% 1.2 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 4.6 7.6
Feb 22 7.1 7.9
Mar 28 12.4 11.4
Apr 26 0 14.2
May 24 0 13.7
Jun 25 0 10.9
Jul 24 0 11.9
Aug 13 0 7.1
Sep 20 0 11.2
Oct 22 0 11.4
Nov 22 5.1 8.6
Dec 30 3 12.2


Humidity and Wind

Elizabethtown has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72%).

Wind in Elizabethtown is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and January. April’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.4 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Oct 5.4 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 6 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.4%
Feb 62.3%
Mar 57.8%
Apr 54.7%
May 65%
Jun 66.8%
Jul 69.5%
Aug 66.5%
Sep 65.5%
Oct 62.8%
Nov 60.2%
Dec 72%


Is it Safe to Travel to Elizabethtown?

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 Elizabethtown, KY, US is June, followed by July and April. 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 Elizabethtown 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 40.4 in November means 40.4% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Elizabethtown Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°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 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 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Elizabethtown, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°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 far too cold this time of year in Elizabethtown to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.9°F (9.4°C) and 40.1°F (4.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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