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 1981 to 2010 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, 1981 to 2010
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
50 33 January 10 0
55 36 February 13 2
64 44 March 18 7
73 53 April 23 12
81 62 May 27 17
89 70 June 32 21
92 74 July 33 23
91 73 August 33 23
85 65 September 30 18
74 54 October 24 12
63 44 November 17 7
52 35 December 11 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 two 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 1 0 0
February 3 0 0
March 3 2 0
April 20 8 0
May 29 19 2
June 30 28 14
July 31 31 21
August 31 30 19
September 29 24 8
October 21 9 0
November 8 1 0
December 2 0 0
Year 214 151 64

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. Usually just four or five 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 3 15 25
February 1 10 19
March 0 3 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 3 11
December 2 12 22
Year 7 43 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. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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