Lexington Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Lexington, Kentucky during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for Lexington, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F each month in the self-proclaimed "Horse Capital of the World", scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1991 to 2020 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Lexington, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
41 24 January 5 -4
46 28 February 8 -2
56 36 March 13 2
69 46 April 20 8
77 57 May 25 14
84 64 June 29 18
87 67 July 31 20
86 65 August 30 19
81 60 September 27 15
69 48 October 21 9
55 36 November 13 2
47 32 December 8 0
67 47 Year 19 8
30-year temperature averages for Lexington, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
42 25 January 6 -4
47 28 February 8 -2
56 36 March 13 2
67 45 April 20 7
76 55 May 24 13
84 63 June 29 17
87 67 July 31 19
86 65 August 30 18
80 58 September 27 15
69 47 October 20 8
56 36 November 13 2
46 30 December 8 -1
66 46 Year 19 8

Days of Hot Weather in Lexington

The temperature in Lexington can periodically climbs into the 90s Fahrenheit from May to October.

Daytime highs of 100 degrees F (38 °C) or more are possible here, but that hasn't been a yearly occurrence. An average of five days in a decade reach 100 in all of June, July and August.

Days per month in Lexington of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 0 0 0
February 1 0 0
March 4 0 0
April 13 3 0
May 23 11 0
June 29 22 4
July 31 28 9
August 31 27 8
September 26 16 4
October 14 4 0
November 3 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 176 111 25

How Often Lexington Has Cold Temperatures

Frosty nights occur in Lexington from October to April. About seven times a year, the thermometer goes down to 10 °F or below.

The city averages 18 days annually when the temperature never rises above 32 °F. Freezing days show up mainly from December to February.

Days per month on average in Lexington when the minimum temperature drops to 10, 20, or 32 °F or below
  10 °F
-12 °C
20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
January 4 11 23
February 1 6 19
March 0 2 13
April 0 0 3
May 0 0 0
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 2
November 0 1 11
December 1 6 19
Year 7 26 90
References

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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