The best times to visit Shelbyville for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 8th

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



Other Shelbyville Travel Info

Weather in Shelbyville


Average temperatures in Shelbyville 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 21st 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 Shelbyville, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.2°F (19°C) at night.

Shelbyville Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Shelbyville 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.

Shelbyville Perceived Temperature (F)


Shelbyville Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Shelbyville 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 41.6 31.9 23.4
Feb 43.7 33.3 24.5
Mar 58.5 46.2 35.6
Apr 68.9 56.3 44.5
May 77.6 65.7 54.4
Jun 85.3 73.7 62.8
Jul 86.6 75.4 65.3
Aug 86.9 74.8 63.9
Sep 81.6 68.7 57.5
Oct 69.2 56.3 45.1
Nov 57.1 44.9 34.2
Dec 47.7 38.2 30.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.3 -0.1 -4.8
Feb 6.5 0.7 -4.2
Mar 14.7 7.9 2
Apr 20.5 13.5 6.9
May 25.3 18.7 12.4
Jun 29.6 23.2 17.1
Jul 30.3 24.1 18.5
Aug 30.5 23.8 17.7
Sep 27.6 20.4 14.2
Oct 20.7 13.5 7.3
Nov 13.9 7.2 1.2
Dec 8.7 3.4 -1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shelbyville are August, September, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th 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 Shelbyville? 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 Shelbyville.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 3.5
Feb 21% 0 3.1
Mar 28% 0 4
Apr 31% 0 6.6
May 28% 0 5.1
Jun 29% 0 4.5
Jul 31% 0 5.9
Aug 15% 0 2.4
Sep 18% 0 3.4
Oct 21% 0 3.9
Nov 21% 0 3.4
Dec 33% 0 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 8.9
Feb 21 0 7.9
Mar 28 0 10.2
Apr 31 0 16.8
May 28 0 13
Jun 29 0 11.4
Jul 31 0 15
Aug 15 0 6.1
Sep 18 0 8.6
Oct 21 0 9.9
Nov 21 0 8.6
Dec 33 0 12.4


Humidity and Wind

Shelbyville has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (67.6%).

Wind in Shelbyville is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by January and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.7 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 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 Shelbyville.

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 6.2 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 6 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Mar 6.1 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.5%
Feb 57.6%
Mar 53.7%
Apr 51.9%
May 61.2%
Jun 62.3%
Jul 64.7%
Aug 62.2%
Sep 60%
Oct 58.4%
Nov 57.7%
Dec 67.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Shelbyville?

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 Shelbyville, KY, US 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 Shelbyville 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

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40.4 in November means 40.4% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Shelbyville Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 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 5 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Shelbyville, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 51.8°F (11°C), which will feel chilly 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 Shelbyville to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.2°F (9°C) and 39.2°F (4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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