Seasons in Ohio

This is one of the central states of the United States. It is popular with eco-tourism lovers.

Ohio has a predominantly temperate continental climate, only in the south of the state it is subtropical. Summers are hot, winters are cool without severe frosts and snow storms. There are floods and earthquakes. The main waterway of Ohio is a major tributary of the Mississippi. On this territory is one of the Great Lakes - Erie. 



Spring in Ohio

Spring is short in Ohio. It gets warm already in May, with temperatures rising to 64 °F (+18 °C). Near Lake Erie, it is a few degrees cooler. April is the wettest month of the year, with the most rainfall. Thunderstorms are likely, sometimes tornadoes. During the day, the weather can change dramatically.

Since floods are possible in spring due to high water, the tourist season starts later. It is worth visiting Cincinnati at this time. This city is home to The American Sign Museum, the Krohn greenhouse. Fountain Square hosts colorful parades, festivals and concerts. History buffs are advised to visit the German Village in Columbus.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 51 °F (+10 °C)
Min average t°: 32 °F (0 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.9" (96 mm)
Max average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Min average t°: 44 °F (+6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.6" (117 mm)
Max average t°: 73 °F (+22.5 °C)
Min average t°: 54 °F (+12 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 4.6" (118 mm)


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 Ohio

Ohio has hot summers with thunderstorms and rains. Daytime temperatures range from 78 °F (+25 °C) to 86 °F (+30 °C) It gets cooler at night, 57-63 °F (+14 +17 °C) In July, the thermometer rises to 90 °F (+32 °C). It is often cloudy during the day. It rains mostly in the afternoon. Tornadoes are likely in August.

In summer, it is worth exploring the Hocking Hills caves or going to one of the lakes to swim and sunbathe. The Banana Split Festival takes place in Wilmington in mid-June. This is a great culinary feast. In the city of Columbus, tourists will find the picturesque Scioto Mile and The South Drive-in Theater, where you can watch a movie directly from the car. Ohio has only one national park. It is located in the valley of the Cuyahoga River.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 80 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 4.2" (107 mm)
Max average t°: 83 °F (+28.5 °C)
Min average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (96 mm)
Max average t°: 83 °F (+28 °C)
Min average t°: 65 °F (+18.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (76 mm)


Summer Holidays

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

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

Autumn in Ohio

Autumn is considered the best time to visit Ohio. September is warm, but not hot - 73-82 °F (+23 +27 °C). In October, daytime temperatures are around 60-70 °F (+15 +20 °C). It gets chilly at night, 40 °F (+5 °C) to 60 °F (+15 °C). The amount of precipitation decreases, the probability of thunderstorms or storms is lower. Fogs are frequent in September, especially in the morning. The first snow falls in November.

Autumn is the time for harvesting fruits; harvest festivals are held in cities. Bright large pumpkins can be found everywhere. Chillikoti hosts the Storytelling Festival in September. You can still go hiking or fishing in the lake. Ohio is home to one of the largest man-made lakes, Grand Lake St. Mary's.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 77 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (77 mm)
Max average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (77 mm)
Max average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 37 °F (+3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.2" (81 mm)


Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

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

Election Day: the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Ohio

Ohio is a predominantly flat state. The winds blow right through it. They often bring cold and humid air from the great lakes. Cold masses invade from the north, finding no natural barriers. Temperature 32 °F (0 °C) to 48 °F (+9 °C). A dense fog comes from the side of Lake Erie, there are often blizzards. It's colder in the northern part of the state.

There are few tourists in Ohio in winter. Locals go fishing, ice skating and skiing. You can visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, see the Steamer Museum. There are interesting objects in Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 41 °F (+5 °C)
Min average t°: 28 °F (-2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 3.8" (96 mm)
Max average t°: 36 °F (+2 °C)
Min average t°: 22 °F (-6 °C)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 3.5" (89 mm)
Max average t°: 40 °F ( +4.5 °C)
Min average t°: 24 °F (-4.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.0" (76 mm)


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