The best times to visit Joplin for ideal weather are

April 16th 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 Joplin Travel Info

Weather in Joplin


Average temperatures in Joplin vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Joplin, 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 94.4°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.1°F (21.7°C) at night.

Joplin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Joplin 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.

Joplin Perceived Temperature (F)


Joplin Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Joplin 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 46.4 33.9 24.2
Feb 48.7 36.5 26.8
Mar 62.4 49.5 39.3
Apr 70.8 58 47.3
May 78.1 66.7 56.6
Jun 87.8 76.9 67.1
Jul 91.9 80.3 70
Aug 91.7 79.2 68.2
Sep 82.3 70.2 60.1
Oct 71.5 58.7 48
Nov 60.6 48.3 37.8
Dec 48.8 37.8 28.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8 1.1 -4.3
Feb 9.3 2.5 -2.9
Mar 16.9 9.7 4.1
Apr 21.6 14.4 8.5
May 25.6 19.3 13.7
Jun 31 24.9 19.5
Jul 33.3 26.8 21.1
Aug 33.2 26.2 20.1
Sep 27.9 21.2 15.6
Oct 21.9 14.8 8.9
Nov 15.9 9.1 3.2
Dec 9.3 3.2 -1.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Joplin are January, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.

When can you find snow in Joplin? 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 Joplin.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.1
Feb 15% 0 2.1
Mar 22% 0 3.8
Apr 24% 0 5
May 30% 0 7.2
Jun 25% 0 6.5
Jul 17% 0 3.6
Aug 14% 0 4.6
Sep 20% 0 5.3
Oct 18% 0 3.9
Nov 15% 0 3.1
Dec 14% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 2.8
Feb 15 0 5.3
Mar 22 0 9.7
Apr 24 0 12.7
May 30 0 18.3
Jun 25 0 16.5
Jul 17 0 9.1
Aug 14 0 11.7
Sep 20 0 13.5
Oct 18 0 9.9
Nov 15 0 7.9
Dec 14 0 7.6


Humidity and Wind

Joplin has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (52.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (62.1%).

Wind in Joplin is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and November. April’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.3 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 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8.4 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Mar 9.1 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Apr 9.3 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
May 7.9 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Jun 8 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Aug 6.1 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Oct 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Nov 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 52.9%
Feb 54.3%
Mar 52.8%
Apr 52.3%
May 62.1%
Jun 61.9%
Jul 57.2%
Aug 56%
Sep 61.9%
Oct 58.1%
Nov 53.8%
Dec 61.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Joplin?

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 Joplin, MO, US is July, followed by December 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 Joplin 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40.6 in November means 40.6% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Joplin Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 52.3°F (11.3°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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Joplin, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 54.1°F (12.3°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 Joplin to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.4°F (11.3°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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