Seasons in Kentucky

Kentucky is a predominantly flat state. The subtropical climate often makes the weather warm and humid. The temperature is influenced by the proximity of the ocean and the highlands in the southeast. The influence of air masses coming from the Gulf of Mexico makes this region hot in summer and cold in winter. 

All four seasons are expressed. If you want to see Kentucky - come here in the fall, this is the best time.


Seasons

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Spring in Kentucky

Spring in Kentucky is warm, rainy, and fast. It is still cold in March - from 30 °F to 63 °F (-1 °C +17 °C). In April it warms up, the average temperature depending on the geographical latitude is 66-72 ° F (+17 +22  °C). In May, hot days begin, the thermometer can read 81 °F (+27 °C) and above. A flood can cause a flood. Care must be taken to monitor local weather forecasts. Tornadoes and thunderstorms are likely in spring, especially in May.

In May, precipitation and thunderstorms are likely, making this time inconvenient for ecological tourism. However, you can visit museums such as the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory or an equestrian park. Kentucky is a country of horses. Locals love horseback riding in any weather. The first Sunday in May is the Kentucky Derby. We advise you to see the flowering dogwood. This is an unforgettable sight.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 56 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 37 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (113 mm)
April
Max average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 5.0" (128 mm)
May
Max average t°: 76 °F (+24 °C)
Min average t°: 58 °F (+14 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 5.2" (132 mm)

(Louisville)

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 Kentucky

Kentucky is located in the middle of the United States, so summers are hot and dry. The thermometer rises above 95 °F (+35 °C). Rains and thunderstorms are still possible, sometimes strong winds and tornadoes come. The hottest month is July. Pleasant warmth and evening coolness will come only in September.

At this time, it is worth seeing the blooming prairies and taking a walk, stopping at one of the many campgrounds. You can swim and fish in lakes and rivers. However, take rain protection with you. Thunderstorms are more common in the afternoon. A great way to beat the heat is to visit the water park. Magnificent architecture can be admired at the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum or St Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (107 mm)
July
Max average t°: 87 °F (+30.5 °C)
Min average t°: 69 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (106 mm)
August
Max average t°: 86 °F (+30 °C)
Min average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 2.8" (71 mm)

(Louisville)

Summer Holidays

June 3: Confederate Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis Day.
June 14: Day of the American flag.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

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

Autumn in Kentucky

The best time to visit Kentucky is in the fall. This is the driest and quietest season of the year. Temperatures gradually drop from 83 °F (+28 °C) in September to 57 °F (+14 °C) in late November. At this time, fruits, apples, pumpkins ripen. Trees are painted in bright colors, national parks appear in the most picturesque and attractive form.

We advise you to take a horse ride along the Heritage Highway. You will be greeted by horse farms, comfortable campgrounds and the best forests in Kentucky. Visit the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park or Daniel Boone Forest with the magnificent Natural Bridge. Many holidays are organized in the fall, but the best is the Bourbon Festival in Kentucky.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 80 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.1" (80 mm)
October
Max average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (85 mm)
November
Max average t°: 56 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 40 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.6" (91 mm)

(Louisville)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

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

November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Kentucky

Winter in Kentucky is cold, windy, with little snow. Temperatures rarely drop below 0 °F (+32 °C), but it gets colder at night. The average temperature is 23-39 °F (-5 +4 °C). The situation is aggravated by strong winds. Blizzards sometimes happen. 

If you are not a fan of horseback riding in any weather, then warm yourself by the fireplace at the hotel. You can visit Mammoth Cave National Park or Mike Miley's Louisville Mega Cave. The expansive caves are Kentucky's second major attraction after horses. Dress warmly, however.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 45 °F (+7 °C)
Min average t°: 31 °F (0 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (113 mm)
January
Max average t°: 42 °F (+5 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)
February
Max average t°: 46 °F (+8 °C)
Min average t°: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (89 mm)

(Louisville)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 13: Franklin D. Roosevelt Day.
3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19: Robert E. Lee Day

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