The best times to visit Kansas for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 17th
August 20th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kansas Travel Guide
Weather in Kansas
Average temperatures in Kansas 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 low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 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)
Kansas 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 Perceived Temperature (F)
Kansas Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kansas are January, December, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no 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 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Kansas? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kansas is often around around April 23rd 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kansas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kansas (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 has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (49.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (58.8%).
Wind in Kansas is usually moderate. 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 “a 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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||8.7||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.7||Gentle breeze||17.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10.4||Gentle breeze||19.2||Strong breeze|
|May||9.2||Gentle breeze||17.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.1||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Jul||7.6||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.8||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.4||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.5||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kansas?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kansas, United States is June, followed by May and July. 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 Kansas 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
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 3 to 6 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 most precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kansas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 52°F (11.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 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 smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.