The best times to visit Oklahoma City for ideal weather are
March 19th to June 3rd
August 20th to November 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Oklahoma City Travel Guide
Weather in Oklahoma City
Average temperatures in Oklahoma City 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 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 Oklahoma City, 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 98.1°F (36.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73°F (22.8°C) at night.
Oklahoma City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Oklahoma City Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Oklahoma City Perceived Temperature (F)
Oklahoma City Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Oklahoma City 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Oklahoma City are January, December, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Oklahoma City? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Oklahoma City is often around around December 3rd 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Oklahoma City.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oklahoma City (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Oklahoma City has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (45.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (57.9%).
Wind in Oklahoma City is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 11.9 knots (13.7 MPH or 22.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 21.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Oklahoma City.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||9.9||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.5||Gentle breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.4||Significant breeze||19.4||Strong breeze|
|Apr||11.9||Significant breeze||20.5||Strong breeze|
|May||10.4||Gentle breeze||18.8||Strong breeze|
|Jun||9.9||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Jul||7.9||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Aug||8||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.2||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.3||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.4||Gentle breeze||18.1||Strong breeze|
|Dec||9.8||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Oklahoma City?
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 Oklahoma City, OK, US is June, followed by May and July. 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 Oklahoma City 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
Overall Oklahoma City Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 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 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oklahoma City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Oklahoma City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.