Kansas weather is known for having significant variability in temperature and precipitation throughout the year. The state's strong wind gusts, "big sky," and dramatic sunsets are essential aspects of the regional personality. Snow, wind, and rain are common throughout the state during corresponding seasons, and the continental climate (on occasion) can produce radical changes in day-to-day temperatures.
Find things to do throughout the year, no matter the weather! Catch sunsets year-round and find outdoor adventures that will blow your mind! We have lodging ranging from camping & cabins to quaint bed and breakfasts and high-end hotels! There's no place like Kansas!
You can enjoy four distinct seasons in Kansas, each with unique qualities. Generally, the summers are pretty warm, the winters are mild, and the humidity is moderate. January is the coldest month, with average high temperatures near 31 degrees. July is the warmest month, with average high temperatures near 81 degrees. Much hotter summers and cold winters are not uncommon. We always recommend packing for all occasions as Kansas weather seems to have a mind of its own.
Each season comes special events such as Symphony in the Flint Hills each spring/summer and Christmas City of the High Plains each winter. Discover more events as they are posted on our events page!
If you plan to visit more than one region, make sure to check the local weather channel or weather app, as it can change as you travel. The weather can be vastly different depending on where you're at in the state. In general, the counties in the far western regions experience more snowfall, but less rain, as they are in the dry conditions in the "high plains" part of the country. The counties in the eastern regions of the state are more humid, see more rain, and, although not every winter, usually see less snowfall - as we said, the weather likes to have a mind of its own.
In addition, some cities in Kansas are windier than others. The state is a very windy place! Keeping a light jacket and or something that can handle the strong gusts is always a good idea. To learn more about the regions of Kansas, click here.