The best times to visit Ozarks for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 24th

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 Ozarks

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ozarks 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 24th 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 Ozarks, 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 91.7°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.2°F (20.1°C) at night.

Ozarks Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ozarks 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.

Ozarks Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ozarks Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ozarks 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)
Jan45.233.223.6
Feb46.935.526.1
Mar61.148.337.7
Apr7057.446
May77.265.955.3
Jun8675.265
Jul88.777.367
Aug89.176.765.7
Sep80.968.658
Oct7057.346.1
Nov58.846.736.2
Dec47.937.428.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.30.7-4.7
Feb8.31.9-3.3
Mar16.29.13.2
Apr21.114.17.8
May25.118.812.9
Jun302418.3
Jul31.525.219.4
Aug31.724.818.7
Sep27.220.314.4
Oct21.114.17.8
Nov14.98.22.3
Dec8.83-1.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ozarks are January, August, 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Ozarks? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to mid October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ozarks 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 Ozarks.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan11%02.4
Feb18%02.9
Mar24%04.7
Apr22%05.2
May28%05.4
Jun22%03.9
Jul22%04.4
Aug16%03.9
Sep20%03.8
Oct22%9.13.9
Nov18%03.7
Dec21%03.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1106.1
Feb1807.4
Mar24011.9
Apr22013.2
May28013.7
Jun2209.9
Jul22011.2
Aug1609.9
Sep2009.7
Oct2223.19.9
Nov1809.4
Dec2109.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Ozarks has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (63.6%).

Wind in Ozarks is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.2 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 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.6Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Feb6.8Light breeze12.8Significant breeze
Mar7.1Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Apr7.1Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
May5.7Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Jun5Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
Jul4.1Light breeze10Significant breeze
Aug4.1Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Sep4.2Light breeze9.9Significant breeze
Oct5.3Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Nov6.1Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Dec6.3Light breeze11.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan52.6%
Feb52.7%
Mar52.5%
Apr50.9%
May61.4%
Jun62.9%
Jul62.9%
Aug60.2%
Sep63.6%
Oct58.8%
Nov54.2%
Dec62.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ozarks?

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 Ozarks, the United States is July, followed by August 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 Ozarks 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 41.4 in November means 41.4% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Ozarks Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 50.8°F (10.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ozarks, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.1°F (28.9°C) and 53.3°F (11.8°C), which will feel comfortable 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 Ozarks to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.8°F (10.4°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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