The best times to visit Lincoln for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 24th

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



Other Lincoln Travel Info

Weather in Lincoln


Average temperatures in Lincoln vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Lincoln, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 93°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.1°F (18.9°C) at night.

Lincoln Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Lincoln Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Lincoln Perceived Temperature (F)


Lincoln Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Lincoln 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 37.9 23.9 12
Feb 40.5 26.3 14.3
Mar 58.1 41.6 28
Apr 67.4 51.9 38.3
May 78 63.5 49.5
Jun 86.8 73.6 60.2
Jul 91.6 78 64.8
Aug 89.6 75.6 62.3
Sep 82.3 66.6 52.3
Oct 70.1 53.9 40
Nov 55.7 40.4 27.2
Dec 39.9 26.7 15.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.3 -4.5 -11.1
Feb 4.7 -3.2 -9.8
Mar 14.5 5.3 -2.2
Apr 19.7 11.1 3.5
May 25.6 17.5 9.7
Jun 30.4 23.1 15.7
Jul 33.1 25.6 18.2
Aug 32 24.2 16.8
Sep 27.9 19.2 11.3
Oct 21.2 12.2 4.4
Nov 13.2 4.7 -2.7
Dec 4.4 -2.9 -9.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lincoln are January, November, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Lincoln? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lincoln is often around around December 17th 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 4.6 0.5
Feb 6% 3 0.8
Mar 12% 2.6 1.1
Apr 21% 0 3.2
May 28% 0 6.3
Jun 29% 0 6.2
Jul 16% 0 2.2
Aug 22% 0 4.1
Sep 20% 0 5
Oct 15% 1.2 3.1
Nov 5% 1.7 0.9
Dec 10% 3.9 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 11.7 1.3
Feb 6 7.6 2
Mar 12 6.6 2.8
Apr 21 0 8.1
May 28 0 16
Jun 29 0 15.7
Jul 16 0 5.6
Aug 22 0 10.4
Sep 20 0 12.7
Oct 15 3 7.9
Nov 5 4.3 2.3
Dec 10 9.9 3.8


Humidity and Wind

Lincoln has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (63.2%).

Wind in Lincoln 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 19.2 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 19.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 8.2 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Mar 9.5 Gentle breeze 18 Significant breeze
Apr 10.4 Gentle breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
May 9.3 Gentle breeze 18.5 Significant breeze
Jun 8.4 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Jul 7.2 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Aug 7.3 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Sep 7.6 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Oct 8.2 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 17.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.9%
Feb 57.5%
Mar 50.9%
Apr 47.8%
May 52.2%
Jun 57.2%
Jul 56.5%
Aug 59.3%
Sep 57%
Oct 51.3%
Nov 51.6%
Dec 63.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lincoln?

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 Lincoln, NE, 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 Lincoln 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

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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 42.4 in November means 42.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Lincoln Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 41.5°F (5.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 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 the most precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lincoln, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 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 Lincoln to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44°F (6.7°C) and 35.3°F (1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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