Memphis Temperatures: Averages by Month





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

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the city, 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 Memphis, 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 Memphis, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
50 33 January 10 0
55 37 February 13 3
64 45 March 18 7
74 53 April 23 12
82 63 May 28 17
90 72 June 32 22
92 74 July 33 24
91 74 August 33 23
87 68 September 31 20
76 55 October 24 13
62 43 November 17 6
54 38 December 12 3
73 54 Year 23 12
30-year temperature averages for Memphis, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
51 33 January 11 1
56 37 February 13 3
64 44 March 18 7
73 53 April 23 12
82 62 May 28 17
89 70 June 32 21
92 74 July 33 23
92 73 August 33 23
86 66 September 30 19
75 54 October 24 12
63 43 November 17 6
53 36 December 12 2
73 54 Year 23 12

Days of Hot Weather in Memphis

Temperatures in the 90s Fahrenheit are common during summer at Memphis. But only three days a year on average reach 100 degrees (38 °C) or higher. The 100-degree days show up most often in August.

Days per month in Memphis of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 2 0 0
February 4 0 0
March 11 2 0
April 21 8 0
May 29 20 3
June 30 29 16
July 31 30 22
August 31 31 20
September 29 24 10
October 22 11 1
November 8 1 0
December 2 0 0
Year 218 156 72

How Often Memphis Has Cold Temperatures

The coldest nights at Memphis drop down to 10 °F (-12 °C) or even less. But the city averages just one night a winter that cold.

After a crisp night, most afternoons warm up to above freezing. Normally just four days a year stay frosty all day.

Days per month on average in Memphis when the minimum temperature drops to 20, 32, or 40 °F or below
  20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
40 °F
4 °C
January 4 15 24
February 1 10 19
March 0 4 11
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 4 12
December 1 12 22
Year 6 44 92
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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