Kansas climate guide

Temperature in Kansas (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
5°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Kansas (Wichita)5
8°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Kansas (Wichita)8
14°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Kansas (Wichita)14
21°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Kansas (Wichita)21
25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Kansas (Wichita)25
30°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Kansas (Wichita)30
34°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Kansas (Wichita)34
33°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Kansas (Wichita)33
28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Kansas (Wichita)28
22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Kansas (Wichita)22
13°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Kansas (Wichita)13
6°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Kansas (Wichita)6
Min temperature (night-time)
-7°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Kansas (Wichita)-7
-5°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Kansas (Wichita)-5
1°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Kansas (Wichita)1
7°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Kansas (Wichita)7
12°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Kansas (Wichita)12
18°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Kansas (Wichita)18
21°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Kansas (Wichita)21
20°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Kansas (Wichita)20
15°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Kansas (Wichita)15
8°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Kansas (Wichita)8
1°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Kansas (Wichita)1
-5°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Kansas (Wichita)-5

Sunshine & Daylight in Kansas

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
6 hours of sunshine per day (63% of daylight hours) in January in Kansas6
7 hours of sunshine per day (61% of daylight hours) in February in Kansas7
7 hours of sunshine per day (62% of daylight hours) in March in Kansas7
9 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in April in Kansas9
9 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in May in Kansas9
10 hours of sunshine per day (69% of daylight hours) in June in Kansas10
11 hours of sunshine per day (77% of daylight hours) in July in Kansas11
10 hours of sunshine per day (73% of daylight hours) in August in Kansas10
8 hours of sunshine per day (65% of daylight hours) in September in Kansas8
7 hours of sunshine per day (64% of daylight hours) in October in Kansas7
6 hours of sunshine per day (56% of daylight hours) in November in Kansas6
6 hours of sunshine per day (57% of daylight hours) in December in Kansas6
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Kansas (Wichita)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Kansas (Wichita)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Kansas (Wichita)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Kansas (Wichita)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Kansas (Wichita)14
15 hours of daylight per day in June in Kansas (Wichita)15
14 hours of daylight per day in July in Kansas (Wichita)14
14 hours of daylight per day in August in Kansas (Wichita)14
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Kansas (Wichita)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Kansas (Wichita)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Kansas (Wichita)10
10 hours of daylight per day in December in Kansas (Wichita)10

Rainfall in Kansas

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
5 days with some rainfall in January in Kansas (Wichita)5
5 days with some rainfall in February in Kansas (Wichita)5
8 days with some rainfall in March in Kansas (Wichita)8
8 days with some rainfall in April in Kansas (Wichita)8
11 days with some rainfall in May in Kansas (Wichita)11
9 days with some rainfall in June in Kansas (Wichita)9
7 days with some rainfall in July in Kansas (Wichita)7
8 days with some rainfall in August in Kansas (Wichita)8
8 days with some rainfall in September in Kansas (Wichita)8
6 days with some rainfall in October in Kansas (Wichita)6
5 days with some rainfall in November in Kansas (Wichita)5
6 days with some rainfall in December in Kansas (Wichita)6
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
19 mm monthly rainfall in January in Kansas (Wichita)19
24 mm monthly rainfall in February in Kansas (Wichita)24
60 mm monthly rainfall in March in Kansas (Wichita)60
62 mm monthly rainfall in April in Kansas (Wichita)62
99 mm monthly rainfall in May in Kansas (Wichita)99
111 mm monthly rainfall in June in Kansas (Wichita)111
83 mm monthly rainfall in July in Kansas (Wichita)83
78 mm monthly rainfall in August in Kansas (Wichita)78
89 mm monthly rainfall in September in Kansas (Wichita)89
58 mm monthly rainfall in October in Kansas (Wichita)58
39 mm monthly rainfall in November in Kansas (Wichita)39
29 mm monthly rainfall in December in Kansas (Wichita)29

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UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in January in Kansas (Wichita)2
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in February in Kansas (Wichita)3
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in March in Kansas (Wichita)5
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in April in Kansas (Wichita)7
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in May in Kansas (Wichita)9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in June in Kansas (Wichita)10
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in July in Kansas (Wichita)10
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in August in Kansas (Wichita)9
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in September in Kansas (Wichita)7
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in October in Kansas (Wichita)5
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in November in Kansas (Wichita)3
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in December in Kansas (Wichita)2
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Kansas (Wichita)0
No heat & humidity in February in Kansas (Wichita)0
No heat & humidity in March in Kansas (Wichita)0
No heat & humidity in April in Kansas (Wichita)0
No heat & humidity in May in Kansas (Wichita)0
Moderate heat & humidity in June in Kansas (Wichita)M
Very high heat & humidity in July in Kansas (Wichita)VH
High heat & humidity in August in Kansas (Wichita)H
Low heat & humidity in September in Kansas (Wichita)L
No heat & humidity in October in Kansas (Wichita)0
No heat & humidity in November in Kansas (Wichita)0
No heat & humidity in December in Kansas (Wichita)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Kansas, represented by Wichita, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Kansas climate overview

Named after the Kansas River, Kansas lies literally in the centre of the so-called 'lower 48' states of the United States. In the nineteenth century wagon trains rolled through here on their way west on the Santa Fe Trail across what was then almost entirely grass covered prairie. Today most of the land is under cultivation as Kansas is one of the nation's leading agricultural states. Long known as the Wheat State, nearly 20 percent of the population are employed in jobs related to agriculture.

The landscape of Kansas is basically flat, rising gradually from east to west. Eastern Kansas, the most populated area of the state, has hills, ridges, river valleys, woods and farmland. Oak, walnut, and maple trees grow here as well as the ubiquitous cottonwood, and the largest remaining remnants of true tall-grass prairie can also be found. Rainfall in the east is usually twice that of the west, with most falling between April and August, sometimes as heavy thundershowers or hailstorms. Light snowfalls occur in winter.

Western Kansas consists of vast treeless regions with shallow gullies known as 'The Great Plains', a short-grass prairie. Here rainfall is far more variable from year to year, with droughts sometimes creating dust-bowl conditions. Buffalo grass is native in the west and central areas, but the most common sight is endless miles of wheat fields.

Over the whole state the climate is mid-latitude, with cold winters and hot summers. Except in the south. winter temperatures are generally below freezing, with warm to hot conditions prevailing in summer.

Kansas is at the heart of so called 'Tornado Alley' where, particularly in the central part of the state, the risks of encountering one are highest from March to June.

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