The best times to visit Winchester for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

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 Winchester

Temperature

Average temperatures in Winchester 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 17th 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 Winchester, 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 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.7°F (18.7°C) at night.

Winchester Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Winchester 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.

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Winchester Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Winchester 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 42.8 31.9 22.9
Feb 45.1 33.5 23.4
Mar 59.5 46.3 35.4
Apr 69.9 56.5 43.9
May 78.1 66.1 54.2
Jun 86 73.9 62.3
Jul 87.3 75.6 64.8
Aug 87.5 75.2 63.5
Sep 82.3 69.3 57.4
Oct 70.3 57.1 45.3
Nov 58.1 45.6 34.3
Dec 48.5 38.5 29.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6 -0.1 -5.1
Feb 7.3 0.8 -4.8
Mar 15.3 7.9 1.9
Apr 21.1 13.6 6.6
May 25.6 18.9 12.3
Jun 30 23.3 16.8
Jul 30.7 24.2 18.2
Aug 30.8 24 17.5
Sep 27.9 20.7 14.1
Oct 21.3 13.9 7.4
Nov 14.5 7.6 1.3
Dec 9.2 3.6 -1.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Winchester are September, August, 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 mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th 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 Winchester? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Winchester is often around around February 12th 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 Winchester.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Winchester (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 23% 2.2 3.5
Feb 25% 3 3.4
Mar 27% 2.9 4.2
Apr 29% 0 6.6
May 26% 0 4.9
Jun 27% 0 4.6
Jul 30% 0 6.6
Aug 19% 0 4.1
Sep 19% 0 3.5
Oct 21% 0 3.9
Nov 22% 1.2 3.2
Dec 33% 2 5.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 5.6 8.9
Feb 25 7.6 8.6
Mar 27 7.4 10.7
Apr 29 0 16.8
May 26 0 12.4
Jun 27 0 11.7
Jul 30 0 16.8
Aug 19 0 10.4
Sep 19 0 8.9
Oct 21 0 9.9
Nov 22 3 8.1
Dec 33 5.1 14

 

Humidity and Wind

Winchester has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (67.6%).

Wind in Winchester is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by March and April. January’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Mar 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
May 6.2 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Jun 5.8 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.3 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Nov 7 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Dec 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.8%
Feb 57.8%
Mar 53.8%
Apr 51.7%
May 59.1%
Jun 60.8%
Jul 63.4%
Aug 60.7%
Sep 59.3%
Oct 57.2%
Nov 56.6%
Dec 67.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Winchester?

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 Winchester, KY, US is June, followed by February 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 Winchester in October. 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 47.6 in October means 47.6% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Winchester Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 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 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Winchester, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 53°F (11.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 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 Winchester to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.3°F (9.6°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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