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Best time to visit Tulsa, OK, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Tulsa is October

Want to know when to travel to Tulsa? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, October is the best time to go to Tulsa. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 35℃ (96℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -4℃ (26℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Tulsa in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Tulsa falls around May, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Tulsa, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Tulsa seasons

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

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 Tulsa 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.

Tulsa 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 Tulsa 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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Tulsa in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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

Tulsa in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Tulsa in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tulsa 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 Tulsa is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tulsa is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tulsa 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 Tulsa, 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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