The best times to visit Missouri for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 17th


August 13th to November 4th

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



Other Missouri Travel Info

Weather in Missouri


Average temperatures in Missouri vary drastically. 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 37th 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 Missouri, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.7°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.6°F (20.3°C) at night.

Missouri Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Missouri 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.

Missouri Perceived Temperature (F)


Missouri Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Missouri 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 42.7 31.2 22.3
Feb 43.5 32.3 23.7
Mar 58.5 45.8 36.1
Apr 69 56.4 45.9
May 77 65.8 55.7
Jun 85.5 75 65.5
Jul 89.2 78.1 68
Aug 88.4 76.4 66
Sep 80.9 68.6 58.5
Oct 69.5 56.9 46.3
Nov 57.7 45.8 36.2
Dec 46.4 36.5 28.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.9 -0.4 -5.4
Feb 6.4 0.2 -4.6
Mar 14.7 7.7 2.3
Apr 20.6 13.6 7.7
May 25 18.8 13.2
Jun 29.7 23.9 18.6
Jul 31.8 25.6 20
Aug 31.3 24.7 18.9
Sep 27.2 20.3 14.7
Oct 20.8 13.8 7.9
Nov 14.3 7.7 2.3
Dec 8 2.5 -1.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Missouri are January, November, 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 June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 2.7 1.1
Feb 11% 3.6 1.6
Mar 15% 3.3 2.4
Apr 18% 1.2 3.5
May 20% 0 3.7
Jun 19% 0 3.7
Jul 13% 0 2.8
Aug 11% 0 2.3
Sep 13% 0 3
Oct 13% 9.1 2.5
Nov 11% 3.9 2
Dec 11% 2.3 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 6.9 2.8
Feb 11 9.1 4.1
Mar 15 8.4 6.1
Apr 18 3 8.9
May 20 0 9.4
Jun 19 0 9.4
Jul 13 0 7.1
Aug 11 0 5.8
Sep 13 0 7.6
Oct 13 23.1 6.4
Nov 11 9.9 5.1
Dec 11 5.8 5.1


Humidity and Wind

Missouri has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (52.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.4%).

Wind in Missouri is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 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 to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 6.5 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Nov 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Dec 7 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.9%
Feb 55.9%
Mar 54.4%
Apr 52.7%
May 61.3%
Jun 64.4%
Jul 61.3%
Aug 62%
Sep 63.4%
Oct 57.9%
Nov 55.8%
Dec 66.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Missouri?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Missouri, United States 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 Missouri in December. 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 49.4 in December means 49.4% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Missouri Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 45.9°F (7.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 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 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Missouri, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 51.3°F (10.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Missouri to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.8°F (8.8°C) and 40.4°F (4.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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