The best times to visit Kansas City for ideal weather are
April 16th to May 27th
September 10th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kansas City Travel Guide
Weather in Kansas City
Average temperatures in Kansas City vary greatly and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 79 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kansas City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.8°F (22.7°C) at night.
Kansas City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kansas City Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Kansas City Perceived Temperature (F)
Kansas City Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kansas City 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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 Kansas City.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kansas City (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kansas City has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (47% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (57.2%).
Wind in Kansas City is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 KPH) is considered “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 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kansas City.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7||a gentle breeze||13.5||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.1||a gentle breeze||13.4||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||7.6||a gentle breeze||14.2||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7.9||a gentle breeze||15.1||a moderate breeze|
|May||7||a gentle breeze||13.6||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||7.3||a gentle breeze||14.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||6.2||a light breeze||12.5||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||5.9||a light breeze||12.1||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||5.8||a light breeze||11.9||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||6.2||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||7||a gentle breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||6.6||a light breeze||12.6||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kansas City?
As of 6/22/2017 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.
Overall Kansas City Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 46.5°F (8.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported 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 quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Kansas City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 51.2°F (10.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Kansas City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.2°F (7.9°C) and 40.5°F (4.7°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.