The best times to visit Louisville for ideal weather are

April 2nd 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 Louisville

Temperature

Average temperatures in Louisville 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 chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 17th 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 Louisville, 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 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.

Louisville Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Louisville 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.

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Louisville Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Louisville 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 44.5 33.8 24.6
Feb 46.7 35.5 25.9
Mar 61.7 48.8 38
Apr 72.3 59.4 47
May 80.7 69.1 57.7
Jun 88.3 77.4 66.7
Jul 90 79.1 68.8
Aug 90.4 78.8 68
Sep 84.6 72.2 61
Oct 73 59.6 48.2
Nov 60.5 48 36.8
Dec 50 40.2 31.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.9 1 -4.1
Feb 8.2 1.9 -3.4
Mar 16.5 9.3 3.3
Apr 22.4 15.2 8.3
May 27.1 20.6 14.3
Jun 31.3 25.2 19.3
Jul 32.2 26.2 20.4
Aug 32.4 26 20
Sep 29.2 22.3 16.1
Oct 22.8 15.3 9
Nov 15.8 8.9 2.7
Dec 10 4.6 -0.2

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Louisville are August, September, 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 early November. For example, on the week of November 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Louisville? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Louisville is often around around November 12th 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Louisville (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 21% 2 3.2
Feb 23% 2.4 3.1
Mar 26% 2.7 4.7
Apr 31% 0 6.9
May 28% 0 5.5
Jun 27% 0 4.5
Jul 25% 0 4.8
Aug 16% 0 3.2
Sep 17% 0 3.9
Oct 21% 0 4.7
Nov 19% 1.9 3.5
Dec 32% 1.5 5.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 5.1 8.1
Feb 23 6.1 7.9
Mar 26 6.9 11.9
Apr 31 0 17.5
May 28 0 14
Jun 27 0 11.4
Jul 25 0 12.2
Aug 16 0 8.1
Sep 17 0 9.9
Oct 21 0 11.9
Nov 19 4.8 8.9
Dec 32 3.8 13.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Louisville has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (61.8%).

Wind in Louisville is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and January. April’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.4 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 17.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jul 5.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.2 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Nov 6.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Dec 7 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55%
Feb 51.8%
Mar 48.4%
Apr 46%
May 53.9%
Jun 54.3%
Jul 56.4%
Aug 53.5%
Sep 53.3%
Oct 52.4%
Nov 51.3%
Dec 61.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Louisville?

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 Louisville, KY, US is June, followed by July and April. 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 Louisville 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40.4 in November means 40.4% of the tourists vs. June.


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Overall Louisville Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 50.5°F (10.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 9 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 moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Louisville, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 54.5°F (12.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Louisville to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.6°F (10.3°C) and 42.6°F (5.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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