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Best time to visit Cleveland, OH, USA

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The best time to visit Cleveland is May

When’s the best time to visit Cleveland, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Cleveland is May.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 26℃ (78℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -6℃ (22℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Cleveland when the days are longest, you should visit in August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Cleveland in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Cleveland below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

Cleveland seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Cleveland as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Cleveland 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 Cleveland

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 Cleveland 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.

Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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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DEC

Cleveland in January

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Cleveland in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Cleveland in March

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Cleveland in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Cleveland in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cleveland in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cleveland in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Cleveland in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • 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 Cleveland in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Cleveland in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cleveland 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.


Cleveland in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Cleveland in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cleveland in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Cleveland in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Cleveland in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Cleveland 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 Cleveland is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Cleveland 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 Cleveland is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Cleveland, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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