The best times to visit Kansas for ideal weather are

April 30th to May 27th

or

September 10th to October 7th

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

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Kansas Travel Guide

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

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Kansas vary greatly and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 87 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, 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 94.6°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.4°F (20.8°C) at night.

    Kansas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Kansas Temperatures (Celsius)

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    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 Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Kansas Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Kansas 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 44.7 35 26.9
    Feb 46.7 36.8 28.5
    Mar 55.9 45.2 36.1
    Apr 64.5 53.6 44.1
    May 72.9 62.3 52.7
    Jun 80.6 70.2 60.7
    Jul 83.8 73.5 64.4
    Aug 83.2 72.7 63.5
    Sep 77.8 66.9 57.8
    Oct 67.4 56.8 47.9
    Nov 56.2 46.1 37.6
    Dec 47.5 38.6 31.1

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 7.1 1.7 -2.8
    Feb 8.2 2.7 -1.9
    Mar 13.3 7.3 2.3
    Apr 18.1 12 6.7
    May 22.7 16.8 11.5
    Jun 27 21.2 15.9
    Jul 28.8 23.1 18
    Aug 28.4 22.6 17.5
    Sep 25.4 19.4 14.3
    Oct 19.7 13.8 8.8
    Nov 13.4 7.8 3.1
    Dec 8.6 3.7 -0.5

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Kansas are May, June, and then April. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are only 0.5 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-June with an average of 2.9 days with significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

    When can you find snow in Kansas? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around October 15th. 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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kansas (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 10 0.7 0.01
    Feb 17.1 0.8 0.03
    Mar 21.4 0.5 0.05
    Apr 28.6 0.3 0.08
    May 31.4 0.1 0.12
    Jun 28.6 0 0.14
    Jul 25.7 0 0.1
    Aug 24.3 0 0.09
    Sep 22.9 0 0.08
    Oct 21.4 0.1 0.07
    Nov 14.3 0.3 0.04
    Dec 15.7 0.6 0.03

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 10 1.8 0.03
    Feb 17.1 2 0.08
    Mar 21.4 1.3 0.13
    Apr 28.6 0.8 0.2
    May 31.4 0.3 0.3
    Jun 28.6 0 0.36
    Jul 25.7 0 0.25
    Aug 24.3 0 0.23
    Sep 22.9 0 0.2
    Oct 21.4 0.3 0.18
    Nov 14.3 0.8 0.1
    Dec 15.7 1.5 0.08

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Kansas has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (49.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (58.8%).

    Wind in Kansas is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (12 MPH or 19.3 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 20.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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 8.7 a gentle breeze 16.5 a moderate breeze
    Feb 9 a gentle breeze 16.7 a moderate breeze
    Mar 9.7 a gentle breeze 17.7 a moderate breeze
    Apr 10.4 a gentle breeze 19.2 a fresh breeze
    May 9.2 a gentle breeze 17.6 a moderate breeze
    Jun 9.1 a gentle breeze 17.9 a fresh breeze
    Jul 7.6 a gentle breeze 15.1 a moderate breeze
    Aug 7.3 a gentle breeze 14.8 a moderate breeze
    Sep 7.8 a gentle breeze 14.9 a moderate breeze
    Oct 8.4 a gentle breeze 15.8 a moderate breeze
    Nov 9 a gentle breeze 16.8 a moderate breeze
    Dec 8.5 a gentle breeze 15.8 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 52
    Feb 54
    Mar 50
    Apr 49.4
    May 55.1
    Jun 54.6
    Jul 52.4
    Aug 53.6
    Sep 54.1
    Oct 50.8
    Nov 50.3
    Dec 58.8

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Kansas?

    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 Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 49.1°F (9.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. 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. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Kansas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 52°F (11.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 days per month. 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 to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.5°F (9.7°C) and 40.9°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.

     

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