Average Temperatures and Rainfall for Kentucky

Average annual temperatures for Kentucky (14°C/57°F) are slightly above the average for United States (13°C/55°F).

Average annual rainfall for Kentucky (1,410mm/56 inches) is significantly above the average for United States (1,039mm/41 inches).

What is the warmest or hottest month in Kentucky?

July is the hottest or warmest month in Kentucky, with an average maximum temperate of 31°C/88°F.

What is the coldest or coolest month in Kentucky?

January is the coolest or coldest month in Kentucky, with an average minimum temperate of -4°C/25°F.

What is the most rainy or wettest month in Kentucky?

April is the wettest or most rainy month in Kentucky, with an average rainfall of 147mm/6 inches.

What is the least rainy or driest month in Kentucky?

January is the driest or least rainy month in Kentucky, with an average rainfall of 81mm/3 inches.

What is the warmest or hottest place in Kentucky?

Bowling Green is the hottest or warmest place in Kentucky, with an average maximum temperate of 14°C/57°F.

What is the coldest place in Kentucky?

Lexington is the coldest place in Kentucky, with an average maximum temperate of 14°C/57°F.

What is the most rainy or wettest place in Kentucky?

Bowling Green is the most rainy or wettest place in Kentucky, with an average annual rainfall of 1,616mm/64 inches.

What is the least rainy or driest place in Kentucky?

Ironville is the least rainy or driest place in Kentucky, with an average annual rainfall of 1,387mm/55 inches.

Average Monthly Temperatures
Average Maximum Temperature Average Minimum Temperature
Average Monthly Rainfall
PlaceMin TempMax TempAvg TempRainfall
Bowling Green 8 20 14 1,616
Ironville 8 19 14 1,387
Lexington 8 19 14 1,548
Lexington-Fayette 8 19 14 1,548
Meads 8 19 14 1,387
Owensboro 9 20 14 1,453