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Best time to visit Branson, MO, USA

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The best time to visit Branson is March-May

Branson is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, March-May is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 36℃ (97℉) in Branson. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -5℃ (23℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Branson during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Branson usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

For more information about when to travel to Branson, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Branson seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Branson as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Branson is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Branson

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Branson for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Branson climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Branson for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Branson in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Branson in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Branson in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Branson in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Branson in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Branson in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Branson in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Branson in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Branson in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Branson in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Branson in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Branson in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Branson in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Branson is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Branson is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Branson is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Branson, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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