The best times to visit Lowell for ideal weather are

May 14th to July 8th

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 Lowell

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lowell vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 27th 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 Lowell, 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 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.1°F (18.4°C) at night.

Lowell Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lowell 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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Lowell Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lowell 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.

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Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 36.2 27.4 19.8
Feb 36.9 27.9 19.6
Mar 46.8 36.8 28.3
Apr 60.3 48.8 38.9
May 71.5 59.5 49
Jun 77.8 66.9 57.3
Jul 84.6 73.6 63.9
Aug 82.6 71.7 61.8
Sep 75.8 64.6 54.9
Oct 63.6 53.2 44.3
Nov 52.5 43 34.6
Dec 42.2 33.8 26.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.3 -2.6 -6.8
Feb 2.7 -2.3 -6.9
Mar 8.2 2.7 -2.1
Apr 15.7 9.3 3.8
May 21.9 15.3 9.4
Jun 25.4 19.4 14.1
Jul 29.2 23.1 17.7
Aug 28.1 22.1 16.6
Sep 24.3 18.1 12.7
Oct 17.6 11.8 6.8
Nov 11.4 6.1 1.4
Dec 5.7 1 -3.1

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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 Lowell 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 late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Lowell? 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 Lowell.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 0 2.1
Feb 19% 0 2.7
Mar 21% 0 3.8
Apr 22% 0 3.5
May 23% 0 2.9
Jun 27% 0 4.2
Jul 23% 0 4
Aug 21% 0 3.5
Sep 20% 0 3.6
Oct 22% 0 4
Nov 18% 0 2.7
Dec 25% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 0 5.3
Feb 19 0 6.9
Mar 21 0 9.7
Apr 22 0 8.9
May 23 0 7.4
Jun 27 0 10.7
Jul 23 0 10.2
Aug 21 0 8.9
Sep 20 0 9.1
Oct 22 0 10.2
Nov 18 0 6.9
Dec 25 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Lowell has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (45.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (62.3%).

Wind in Lowell is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.5 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 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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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 6.6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
May 5.8 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jul 5 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Aug 4.6 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Nov 6 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Dec 6.3 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50%
Feb 46.6%
Mar 46%
Apr 45.7%
May 52.3%
Jun 59.5%
Jul 59.7%
Aug 60%
Sep 62.3%
Oct 61.6%
Nov 54.4%
Dec 58.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lowell?

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 Lowell, MA, US is June, followed by August and September. 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 Lowell 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 56.3 in November means 56.3% of the tourists vs. June.


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Overall Lowell Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 38.2°F (3.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lowell, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81°F (27.2°C) and 47.3°F (8.5°C), which will feel chilly 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 far too cold this time of year in Lowell to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.6°F (7°C) and 32.4°F (0.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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