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.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Lexington temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
41 25 January 5 -4
46 28 February 8 -2
55 36 March 13 2
66 45 April 19 7
74 54 May 24 12
83 63 June 28 17
86 66 July 30 19
86 65 August 30 18
79 58 September 26 14
68 47 October 20 8
55 37 November 13 3
44 28 December 7 -2
65 46 Year 19 8

Days of Hot Weather in Lexington

The temperature in Lexington normally climbs into the 90s Fahrenheit for several days a month from June to September.

Daytime highs of 100 degrees F (38 °C) or more are possible here, but they're not a yearly occurrence. July averages one day a decade of heat in the hundreds, while August averages two days that hot every ten years.

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 0 0 0
March 0 0 0
April 12 3 0
May 22 9 0
June 29 21 3
July 31 27 7
August 31 26 7
September 26 14 2
October 13 3 0
November 3 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 172 102 19

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 17 days annually when the temperature never rises above 32 °F. Freezing days show up mainly in December, January and 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 10 23
February 2 6 19
March 0 2 12
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 10
December 2 7 20
Year 7 25 87
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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