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Best time to visit Louisville, KY, USA

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The best time to visit Louisville is April

When’s the best time to visit Louisville, 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 Louisville is April.

The very hottest temperatures in Louisville get to around 34℃ (93℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -8℃ (17℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Louisville in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Louisville in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

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

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Louisville seasons

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

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 Louisville 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.

Louisville 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 Louisville 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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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Louisville in January

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") 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 Louisville in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Louisville in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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

Louisville in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Louisville in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Louisville 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 Louisville is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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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