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Best time to visit Lexington, KY, USA

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The best time to visit Lexington is October

Lexington is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, October 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 summer, the average maximum temperature is around 28℃ (82℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -10℃ (14℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Lexington when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Lexington falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in September instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Lexington, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Lexington seasons

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

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 Lexington 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.

Lexington 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 Lexington 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Lexington in January

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in March

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • 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 Lexington in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lexington in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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

Lexington in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Lexington in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lexington 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 Lexington is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lexington is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lexington is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lexington, 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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