Seasons in Indiana

Indiana includes several climatic zones. The state is located in the Great Plains of the United States. The southern part has a high relief with hills, rivers, streams and ravines. In the north, there is a vast lowland that merges with the shore of Lake Michigan. The central districts are located on plains gradually turning into hills.

The climate is predominantly continental, turning into subtropical in the south. There are several large karst caves in the state. Cold winters, warm summers, and moderate rainfall throughout the year are common in the central states of the United States.


Seasons

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Spring in Indiana

The main amount of precipitation in the year falls on the beginning of spring. For a holiday in Indiana, the end of spring is more suitable, since it is still quite cold in March. The temperature exceeds 50-54 °F (+10 +12 °C) only in April. It gets warm in May - about 64-68 °F (+18 +20 °C). At this time, you can already enjoy the views of natural parks.

Indiana has the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park, located near Lake Michigan. Here you can admire the sand dunes, which are covered with blooming herbs in spring. Not far from the town of Porter is the Joseph Bailey Estate. This is a monument to the first trading posts in the state. The Indianapolis 500 auto race takes place in May.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 34 °F (+1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (97 mm)
April
Max average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.8" (123 mm)
May
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 56 °F (+13 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 5.0" (128 mm)

(Indianapolis)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.
Good Friday: Friday before Easter, usually falls in March or April

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 Indiana

The hottest month in Indiana is July. The air temperature rises to 84-86 °F (+28 +30 °C). In Indianapolis, the temperature is slightly lower, in the south of the state, in the city of Evansville, a few degrees higher. Hurricanes are frequent in the summer, but Indiana is out of the way of the worst tornadoes. Before heading out for a walk in parks or lakes, inquire about the weather forecast.

Indiana enjoys hiking, fishing, biking, and horseback riding. We recommend visiting one of the karst caves - Squire Boone, Wyandotte or Marengo. There are music or national festivals almost every week. Residents of the state compete in throwing tomahawks and taste local wine. In summer, the Butterfly Paradise tropical park looks great.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (113 mm)
July
Max average t°: 76 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (95 mm)
August
Max average t°: 82 °F (+75 °C)
Min average t°: 67 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (97 mm)

(Indianapolis)

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 Indiana

Autumn in Indiana is not too rainy, soft and long. You will have time to fully enjoy the local beauty, take a walk on holidays, attend parades and harvest festivals. It is still warm in September, the average temperature is 68 °F (+20 °C). Only in November does it get cool and the approach of winter is felt. The thermometer reading drops to 42-44 °F (+5 +7 °C).

In September, the next stage of Formula 1 takes place in Indianapolis. The city has many art galleries, museums and monuments. Fishing enthusiasts can go to one of the thousands of lakes located in the state. For horse riding enthusiasts, we recommend visiting the National Les Houzières. Lincoln City is home to the Lincoln National Childhood Memorial. In autumn, the farm and memorial are especially picturesque.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 76 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 60 °F (+16 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (76 mm)
October
Max average t°: 65 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 49 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
November
Max average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 38 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (88 mm)

(Indianapolis)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

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

Election Day: any general, municipal, or primary election
November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Indiana

In winter, Indiana often experiences heavy snowfalls and blizzards. Their reason is the proximity of the Great Lakes. The coldest month is January. The temperature drops to 18 °F (-7 °C). It is sometimes warmer, around 32 °F (0 °C). The snowiest month is February. The south of the state is slightly warmer and less snowy.

We recommend ice fishing on the lakes, excursions to museums and memorials, and a walk in the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes. Worth seeing is Holiday World & Splashin 'Safari. Families with children will love the world's largest Children's Museum in Indianapolis.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 40 °F (+4.5 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
January
Max average t°: 36 °F (+2.5 °C)
Min average t°: 22 °F (-5.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (81 mm)
February
Max average t°: 40 °F (+4.5 °C)
Min average t°: 25 °F (-4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 2.9" (73 mm)

(Indianapolis)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

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

February 12: Lincoln’s Birthday
February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.