The best times to visit Lake Ozark for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 10th

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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Weather in Lake Ozark

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lake Ozark vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 33rd 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 Lake Ozark, 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 91.3°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.

Lake Ozark Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lake Ozark Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Lake Ozark Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lake Ozark Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lake Ozark 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 44.2 31.8 22.5
Feb 45 33.5 25
Mar 60 46.7 37
Apr 69.5 56.5 45.9
May 76.8 65.2 55.5
Jun 85.3 74.3 64.9
Jul 89.1 77.5 67.6
Aug 88.3 75.9 65.8
Sep 79.7 67.5 58.3
Oct 68.6 56.2 46.4
Nov 58.2 46.3 37
Dec 46 35.9 28.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.8 -0.1 -5.3
Feb 7.2 0.8 -3.9
Mar 15.6 8.2 2.8
Apr 20.8 13.6 7.7
May 24.9 18.4 13.1
Jun 29.6 23.5 18.3
Jul 31.7 25.3 19.8
Aug 31.3 24.4 18.8
Sep 26.5 19.7 14.6
Oct 20.3 13.4 8
Nov 14.6 7.9 2.8
Dec 7.8 2.2 -2.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lake Ozark 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Lake Ozark? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lake Ozark.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.3
Feb 12% 0 2.1
Mar 18% 0 2.9
Apr 25% 0 4.3
May 24% 0 4.7
Jun 23% 0 5.6
Jul 14% 0 3.6
Aug 15% 0 3.9
Sep 15% 0 3
Oct 16% 0 3.5
Nov 12% 0 2.6
Dec 11% 0 1.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 3.3
Feb 12 0 5.3
Mar 18 0 7.4
Apr 25 0 10.9
May 24 0 11.9
Jun 23 0 14.2
Jul 14 0 9.1
Aug 15 0 9.9
Sep 15 0 7.6
Oct 16 0 8.9
Nov 12 0 6.6
Dec 11 0 4.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Lake Ozark has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64.8%).

Wind in Lake Ozark is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and January. April’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 KPH) is considered “a light 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 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.9 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
May 5 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.1%
Feb 50.4%
Mar 49.8%
Apr 48%
May 60.1%
Jun 64.8%
Jul 61.5%
Aug 62.2%
Sep 64.7%
Oct 56.8%
Nov 50.2%
Dec 59.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lake Ozark?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 07, 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 Lake Ozark, MO, US is July, followed by August and February. 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 Lake Ozark 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

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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 41.4 in November means 41.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Lake Ozark Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 48.8°F (9.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lake Ozark, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.5°F (28.1°C) and 52.1°F (11.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Lake Ozark to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.8°F (9.3°C) and 42.7°F (5.9°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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