The best times to visit Kansas City for ideal weather are

April 16th to May 27th

or

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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Kansas City

    Temperature

    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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Kansas City Temperatures (Celsius)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Kansas City Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Kansas City Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 42.7 30.7 21.7
    Feb 43.9 32.4 23.6
    Mar 60.3 47.4 37.6
    Apr 68.9 56.9 46.9
    May 77.7 67.2 57.4
    Jun 87.3 77.3 68
    Jul 90.8 80.8 71.5
    Aug 90.2 79.4 70
    Sep 81.8 70.5 60.7
    Oct 70.4 58.7 48.5
    Nov 58.2 46.9 37.3
    Dec 45.3 34.8 26.3

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 5.9 -0.7 -5.7
    Feb 6.6 0.2 -4.7
    Mar 15.7 8.6 3.1
    Apr 20.5 13.8 8.3
    May 25.4 19.6 14.1
    Jun 30.7 25.2 20
    Jul 32.7 27.1 21.9
    Aug 32.3 26.3 21.1
    Sep 27.7 21.4 15.9
    Oct 21.3 14.8 9.2
    Nov 14.6 8.3 2.9
    Dec 7.4 1.6 -3.2

     
    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 12.9 0 0.01
    Feb 24.3 0 0.05
    Mar 28.6 0 0.07
    Apr 35.7 0 0.13
    May 41.4 0 0.15
    Jun 38.6 0 0.18
    Jul 30 0 0.12
    Aug 27.1 0 0.09
    Sep 37.1 0 0.16
    Oct 32.9 0 0.1
    Nov 17.1 0 0.05
    Dec 24.3 0 0.04

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 12.9 0 0.03
    Feb 24.3 0 0.13
    Mar 28.6 0 0.18
    Apr 35.7 0 0.33
    May 41.4 0 0.38
    Jun 38.6 0 0.46
    Jul 30 0 0.3
    Aug 27.1 0 0.23
    Sep 37.1 0 0.41
    Oct 32.9 0 0.25
    Nov 17.1 0 0.13
    Dec 24.3 0 0.1
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    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 49.2
    Feb 49.8
    Mar 48.3
    Apr 47
    May 53.6
    Jun 56.2
    Jul 54.1
    Aug 54.1
    Sep 55.7
    Oct 50.5
    Nov 48.7
    Dec 57.2

     

    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.

     


     

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