The best times to visit Lakeland for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 27th

or

September 10th to October 28th

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

 

 


Other Lakeland Travel Info

Weather in Lakeland

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lakeland vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Lakeland, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 95.3°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.9°F (22.7°C) at night.

Lakeland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lakeland 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.

Lakeland Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lakeland Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lakeland 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 49.8 39.2 30.5
Feb 52.8 41.8 33.4
Mar 65.3 53.6 43.7
Apr 74.5 62.5 52.1
May 82.1 70.9 60.9
Jun 91.7 80.3 69.9
Jul 92.7 81.5 71.4
Aug 92.6 80.7 70.3
Sep 85.5 73.4 63.8
Oct 74.5 61.6 51.1
Nov 62.7 50.9 41.4
Dec 54.3 44.1 36

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.9 4 -0.8
Feb 11.6 5.4 0.8
Mar 18.5 12 6.5
Apr 23.6 16.9 11.2
May 27.8 21.6 16.1
Jun 33.2 26.8 21.1
Jul 33.7 27.5 21.9
Aug 33.7 27.1 21.3
Sep 29.7 23 17.7
Oct 23.6 16.4 10.6
Nov 17.1 10.5 5.2
Dec 12.4 6.7 2.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lakeland are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Lakeland? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lakeland (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 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0.2
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0.5
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Lakeland has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (57.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.3%).

Wind in Lakeland is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.8 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.4 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
May 4 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Jun 3.5 Barely noticeable 10 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 9 Significant breeze
Aug 3 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.6 Significant breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.5%
Feb 59.4%
Mar 59.3%
Apr 57.8%
May 65.2%
Jun 64.6%
Jul 67.4%
Aug 65.9%
Sep 66.8%
Oct 64.8%
Nov 62%
Dec 69.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lakeland?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lakeland, TN, US is March, followed by May 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 Lakeland 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44 in November means 44% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Lakeland Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 57.6°F (14.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lakeland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 56.9°F (13.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 too cold this time of year in Lakeland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.6°F (14.2°C) and 49°F (9.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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