Seasons in Arkansas

Arkansas is classified as a humid subtropical climate. It has hot summers and relatively warm winters. The most pleasant time for tourism is the first half of autumn.

The main area is plain, but there are also uplands in the northwest - the South Inner Highlands. The Ozarks and Waschita Mountains receive the most rainfall during the year. The largest river is called Arkansas.



Spring in Arkansas

In spring, the wettest weather is set in the north of the state. Floods are likely to cause flooding, especially in the Ouashita river basin, as well as on the Belaya and Chernaya rivers. The temperature rises rapidly. It is only cool in March at 59-68 °F (+15 °C +20 °C). In May, an almost summer heat sets in, around 74-82 °F (+23 °C +27 °C).

Arkansas is home to many festivals in the spring. These are agricultural areas, but there are many interesting things here. Musicians are attracted by the state capital of Little Rock and the famous Presidential Center. Architecture lovers will love the Crystal Bridge and the Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 64 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 44 °F (+7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 5.0" (127 mm)
Max average t°: 74 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 53 °F (+12 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 5.1" (130 mm)
Max average t°: 81 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 5.6" (143 mm)

(‎Little Rock)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Arkansas

The average high temperature in Arkanses in summer is 93 °F (+34 °C). In the south of the state, the summer heat reaches 100-110 °F (+37 °C +38 °C). In July and August, it is often rainy with the possibility of thunderstorms. Summer in Arkansas is stormy season. Drought and tornadoes are equally likely to occur in summer. They come from the Gulf of Mexico.

Explore the scenic beauty of Blanchard Springs and Bull Shoals. Not far from Little Rock, you can see a real diamond mine in Murfreesboro. In Hot Springs National Park, tourists willingly visit the natural hot springs.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 89 °F (+31.5 °C)
Min average t°: 71 °F (+22 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.1" (78 mm)
Max average t°: 92 °F (+33 °C)
Min average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (88 mm)
Max average t°: 92 °F (+33 °C)
Min average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 2.7" (69 mm)

(‎Little Rock)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Arkansas

Autumn beautifies Arkansas. This is the best time to visit the state. The weather is mild and warm, and it rarely rains. In September it is sunny, but not hot - 80-89 °F (+26 °C +31 °C). The heat will last until the second half of October. It gets chilly in the evenings. In November, it gets colder to 42-63 °F (+5 °C +17 °C).

In autumn, in addition to the numerous harvest fairs, local food festivals take place. Try the pork ribs and bread pudding. The best time for hunting and fishing is coming. This is one of the best seasons for hiking the mountain trails and national parks.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 85 °F (+30 °C)
Min average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (91 mm)
Max average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (97 mm)
Max average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Min average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (112 mm)

(‎Little Rock)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 11: Veterans’ or Armistice Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.
Day after Thanksgiving Day

Winter in Arkansas

Arkansas has mild winters and the thermometer rarely drops to zero. Average temperatures in January are 32 ° F to 51 °F (0 °C to +10 °C). Snow and ice storms are possible. The lowest temperatures are 24-29 °F (-4 °C to -2 °C). Winds often come from the Great Plains. Arkansas is considered a very windy state.

In Little Rock, Gone With the Wind, a film about the decline of the American South, was filmed. Walk around the city, admire the Capitol, bask in one of the many cafes. The city has interesting museums, art galleries, children's entertainment centers.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 53 °F (+12 °C)
Min average t°: 38 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.7" (121 mm)
Max average t°: 51 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 35 °F (+2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (91 mm)
Max average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 38 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (98 mm)

(‎Little Rock)

Winter Holidays

December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
3rd Monday in January: Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
3rd Monday in January: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.