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Usual weather in Arkansas

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Arkansas? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in Arkansas

Arkansas is part of USA - United States of America. The climate of USA is very varied, as United States of America is a large country. The climate is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, and arctic in Alaska. This is not all. The climate is semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest. You can expect low winter temperatures in the northwest, but they are sometimes moderated in January and February by warm winds. Winters in the south are warmer. Don? forget, that temperatures are usually significantly lower in mountains.

When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Alma, Alpena, Altus, Atkins, Batesville, Beebe, Bella Vista, Benton, Bentonville, Berryville, Bryant, Buffalo National River, Bull Shoals, Cabot, Central Arkansas, Clarksville, Conway, Delta, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Fairfield Bay, Fayetteville, Flippin, Fort Smith, Garland, Green Forest, Greenwood, Greers Ferry, Hardy, Harrison, Heber Springs, Helena, Hope, Hot Springs, Huntsville, Jacksonville, Jasper, Jonesboro, Little Rock, London, Lonoke, Magnolia, Mammoth Spring, Mayflower, Mena, Morrilton, Mount Ida, Mountain Home, Mountain View, Mountainburg, North Little Rock, Ouachitas, Ozark, Ozark National Forest, Ozarks, Pea Ridge, Pine Bluff, River Valley, Rogers, Russellville, Searcy, Sherwood, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Timberlands, Tontitown, Van Buren, Vilonia, War Eagle, Warren, West Fork, West Memphis, Winslow, Yellville.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Fort Smith and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 35 ℃ (95 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 10.1 ℃ (50.18 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉). The most rainy month here is May, the average number of rainy days is 10.5. The least rainy month here is August, the average number of rainy days is 6.3.

When travelling around Arkansas, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in USA - United States of America is Denali (Mount McKinley) (6190 m) and the lowest point is Death Valley (-86 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Arkansas. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in January is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in January is 10.1 ℃ (50.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.6 ℃ (51.08 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.75 ℃ (53.15 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 7.7. The average rainfall is 71.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:48 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:02 and at the end of the month 10:24.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in February is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in February is 13.4 ℃ (56.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 0.8 ℃ (33.44 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.75 ℃ (53.15 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.05 ℃ (60.89 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 7.9. The average rainfall is 68.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:53 and at the end of the month 11:25.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in March is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in March is 18.7 ℃ (65.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.4 ℃ (41.72 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.05 ℃ (60.89 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 9.9. The average rainfall is 97.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:25 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:58 and at the end of the month 12:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in April is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in April is 22.9 ℃ (73.22 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10 ℃ (50 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 9.3. The average rainfall is 110.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:04 and at the end of the month 13:35.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in May is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in May is 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.4 ℃ (59.72 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.3 ℃ (77.54 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 10.5. The average rainfall is 141.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:35 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:01 and at the end of the month 14:20.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in June is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in June is 31.9 ℃ (89.42 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.8 ℃ (85.64 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.2 ℃ (91.76 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 9.2. The average rainfall is 108.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:20 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:31 and at the end of the month 14:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in July is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in July is 34.5 ℃ (94.1 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22 ℃ (71.6 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.2 ℃ (91.76 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.75 ℃ (94.55 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 6.5. The average rainfall is 83.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:20 and at the end of the month 14:00.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in August is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in August is 35 ℃ (95 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.7 ℃ (71.06 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 34.75 ℃ (94.55 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.6 ℃ (90.68 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 6.3. The average rainfall is 64.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:00 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:33 and at the end of the month 13:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in September is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in September is 30.2 ℃ (86.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.6 ℃ (90.68 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.05 ℃ (80.69 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 7.7. The average rainfall is 104.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:31 and at the end of the month 11:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in October is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in October is 23.9 ℃ (75.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.6 ℃ (51.08 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.05 ℃ (80.69 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 8.6. The average rainfall is 109.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:25 and at the end of the month 10:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in November is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in November is 17.7 ℃ (63.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.7 ℃ (40.46 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.8 ℃ (69.44 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.4 ℃ (57.92 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 7.5. The average rainfall is 115.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:25 and at the end of the month 10:02.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Arkansas in December is this: The average highest temperature in Arkansas in December is 11.1 ℃ (51.98 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -0.2 ℃ (31.64 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.4 ℃ (57.92 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.6 ℃ (51.08 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 7.9. The average rainfall is 84 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:02 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:49 and at the end of the month 9:46.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Arkansas in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Fort Smithtemperature: - highest temperature: 11.1 ℃ (51.98 ℉)lowest temperature: -0.2 ℃ (31.64 ℉)rainfall: 84mmrainy days: 7.9
Little Rocktemperature: - highest temperature: 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉)lowest temperature: 1.9 ℃ (35.42 ℉)rainfall: 125.7mmrainy days: 10.2
Fayettevilletemperature: - highest temperature: 8.6 ℃ (47.48 ℉)lowest temperature: -3 ℃ (26.6 ℉)rainfall: 80.4mmrainy days: -
Jonesborotemperature: - highest temperature: 9.2 ℃ (48.56 ℉)lowest temperature: -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉)rainfall: 115.8mmrainy days: 9.1




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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