The best times to visit Mena for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

or

November 5th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Mena Travel Info

Weather in Mena

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mena 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 Mena, 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 97.4°F (36.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.

Mena Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mena 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.

Mena Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mena Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mena 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 53.8 42.1 33.1
Feb 57 45.6 36.5
Mar 67.5 55.2 45.4
Apr 75.2 62.7 52.1
May 81.3 70.6 61.3
Jun 91.2 80.2 70.4
Jul 93.9 82.1 71.9
Aug 94.7 81.6 70.9
Sep 86.6 73.7 63.6
Oct 76 62.9 52.1
Nov 64.9 53.3 43.7
Dec 56.3 45.3 36.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.1 5.6 0.6
Feb 13.9 7.6 2.5
Mar 19.7 12.9 7.4
Apr 24 17.1 11.2
May 27.4 21.4 16.3
Jun 32.9 26.8 21.3
Jul 34.4 27.8 22.2
Aug 34.8 27.6 21.6
Sep 30.3 23.2 17.6
Oct 24.4 17.2 11.2
Nov 18.3 11.8 6.5
Dec 13.5 7.4 2.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mena are February, March, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Mena? 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 Mena.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mena (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 5% 0 1.4
Feb 3% 0 0.4
Mar 3% 0 0.8
Apr 7% 0 1.5
May 10% 0 4.5
Jun 11% 0 3.1
Jul 9% 0 3.2
Aug 5% 0 1.5
Sep 7% 0 1.5
Oct 10% 0 2.7
Nov 11% 0 3.7
Dec 12% 0 5.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 3.6
Feb 3 0 1
Mar 3 0 2
Apr 7 0 3.8
May 10 0 11.4
Jun 11 0 7.9
Jul 9 0 8.1
Aug 5 0 3.8
Sep 7 0 3.8
Oct 10 0 6.9
Nov 11 0 9.4
Dec 12 0 13

 

Humidity and Wind

Mena has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64.9%).

Wind in Mena is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.1 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.2 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.5 Significant breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.5 Barely noticeable 9.4 Significant breeze
Aug 2.2 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.6 Significant breeze
Oct 2.7 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.6 Barely noticeable 10 Significant breeze
Dec 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.5%
Feb 56.4%
Mar 55.6%
Apr 53.7%
May 62.9%
Jun 59.1%
Jul 57.4%
Aug 56.8%
Sep 62.6%
Oct 60.2%
Nov 57.8%
Dec 64.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mena?

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 Mena, AR, US is July, followed by February and May. 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 Mena 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.6 in November means 27.6% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Mena Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Mena, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Mena to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 52°F (11.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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