The best times to visit Memphis for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 20th

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

 

 


Other Memphis Travel Info

Weather in Memphis

Temperature

Average temperatures in Memphis vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 22nd 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 Memphis, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 95.5°F (35.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.9°F (23.8°C) at night.

Memphis Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Memphis 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.

Memphis Perceived Temperature (F)

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Memphis Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Memphis 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan52.840.930.7
Feb55.743.633.3
Mar66.954.843.5
Apr7663.551.2
May83.472.361.6
Jun91.881.270.9
Jul92.782.372.9
Aug93.682.672.6
Sep88.276.266.1
Oct77.164.152.7
Nov65.552.841.7
Dec56.745.735.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan11.64.9-0.7
Feb13.26.40.7
Mar19.412.76.4
Apr24.417.510.7
May28.622.416.4
Jun33.227.321.6
Jul33.727.922.7
Aug34.228.122.6
Sep31.224.618.9
Oct25.117.811.5
Nov18.611.65.4
Dec13.77.62.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Memphis are August, September, and then June. 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

When can you find snow in Memphis? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Memphis is often around around January 15th 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 Memphis.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan22%1.34.2
Feb21%1.43.6
Mar24%2.25.1
Apr25%06.4
May25%06.2
Jun17%04.2
Jul19%04.1
Aug14%03.2
Sep15%03.5
Oct18%04
Nov21%04.7
Dec25%1.25.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan223.310.7
Feb213.69.1
Mar245.613
Apr25016.3
May25015.7
Jun17010.7
Jul19010.4
Aug1408.1
Sep1508.9
Oct18010.2
Nov21011.9
Dec25313.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Memphis has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (60.1%).

Wind in Memphis is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.9 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 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.4Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Feb8Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Mar7.9Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
Apr8Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
May7Gentle breeze13.7Significant breeze
Jun6.3Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Jul5.6Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Aug5.6Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Sep5.8Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Oct6Light breeze12Significant breeze
Nov6.5Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
Dec7.1Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan52.3%
Feb50.7%
Mar52.1%
Apr50.2%
May56.1%
Jun55.3%
Jul58.4%
Aug54.9%
Sep54.4%
Oct53.9%
Nov53.5%
Dec60.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Memphis?

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 Memphis, 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 Memphis 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 44 in November means 44% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Memphis Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Memphis, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 59.5°F (15.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 too cold this time of year in Memphis to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.1°F (15.1°C) and 51.7°F (10.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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