Columbus Temperatures: Averages by Month





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

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for Columbus, 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 Columbus, 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 1981 to 2010 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Columbus, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
36 21 January 2 -6
40 24 February 5 -4
51 33 March 11 0
65 43 April 18 6
76 56 May 24 13
83 63 June 28 17
86 67 July 30 19
85 65 August 29 18
79 58 September 26 15
66 47 October 19 8
52 34 November 11 1
43 29 December 6 -2
64 45 Year 18 7
30-year temperature averages for Columbus, 1981 to 2010
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
37 23 January 3 -5
41 25 February 5 -4
51 33 March 11 0
64 43 April 18 6
73 52 May 23 11
82 62 June 28 16
85 66 July 29 19
84 64 August 29 18
77 57 September 25 14
65 45 October 18 7
53 36 November 11 2
40 27 December 5 -3
63 44 Year 17 7

Days of Hot Weather in Columbus

The temperature at Columbus climbs into the 90s Fahrenheit for 15 days a year on average, scattered throughout late spring and summer. Temperatures over 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here.

Days per month in Columbus 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 10 2 0
May 19 8 0
June 28 18 3
July 31 25 6
August 31 23 5
September 24 11 1
October 10 2 0
November 2 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 158 90 15

How Often Columbus Has Cold Temperatures

The coldest nights of winter at Columbus drop down to 0 °F (-18 °C) or below. But the city averages only two nights a year when its that chilly.

From November to March, Columbus can remain below freezing all day long. The city typically has 27 days a year when the temperature never rises above 32 °F.

Days per month on average in Columbus 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 5 12 24
February 3 8 21
March 0 3 15
April 0 0 4
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 2 8 21
Year 10 32 98
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. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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