Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Ohio United States

We show the climate in Ohio by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Ohio

Average High and Low Temperature in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F66228436396981NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 37°F41°F52°F64°F73°F81°F84°F83°F76°F65°F52°F41°F
Cincinnati 40°F44°F55°F66°F74°F82°F86°F84°F78°F66°F54°F44°F
Cleveland 35°F37°F46°F57°F68°F77°F81°F79°F73°F62°F51°F40°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 24°F26°F34°F44°F54°F62°F66°F64°F57°F46°F37°F28°F
Cincinnati 25°F27°F35°F45°F54°F63°F67°F65°F57°F46°F37°F29°F
Cleveland 24°F25°F32°F42°F54°F63°F68°F67°F60°F49°F39°F30°F

Columbus

Average Hourly Temperature in ColumbusJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing

Cincinnati

Average Hourly Temperature in CincinnatiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingfreezing

Cleveland

Average Hourly Temperature in ClevelandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Ohio

Chance of Clearer Skies in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%68386730NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 39%40%45%49%49%55%62%67%66%59%49%40%
Cincinnati 40%42%46%50%50%55%62%67%67%60%50%42%
Cleveland 30%35%42%47%49%55%63%66%64%57%46%34%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ohio

Daily Chance of Precipitation in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%41203817NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 6.6d6.2d8.5d9.8d12.0d11.7d11.2d9.1d7.6d7.3d7.4d7.4d
Cincinnati 7.1d6.8d9.7d10.7d12.1d11.6d11.4d9.5d7.5d7.2d7.6d7.8d
Cleveland 6.1d5.5d8.1d9.2d10.5d10.8d10.2d9.7d9.3d9.2d8.1d7.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Ohio

Average Monthly Rainfall in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 in4.5 in4.5 in3.51.54.12.03.01.1NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 1.7″1.5″2.3″3.1″3.5″3.4″3.1″2.5″2.3″2.3″2.4″2.3″
Cincinnati 2.0″2.1″3.0″3.7″4.1″3.5″3.2″2.6″2.5″2.7″2.8″2.8″
Cleveland 1.2″1.1″1.7″2.4″2.7″3.0″2.8″2.7″2.9″2.5″2.3″1.8″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Ohio

Average Monthly Snowfall in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 in2.93.43.6NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 2.6″2.9″1.4″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″1.6″
Cincinnati 2.9″3.2″1.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.9″
Cleveland 2.8″3.5″2.5″0.4″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.8″

Hours of Daylight in Ohio

Hours of Daylight in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.09.3NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 9.7h10.7h12.0h13.3h14.4h15.0h14.6h13.6h12.4h11.1h9.9h9.4h
Cincinnati 9.8h10.8h12.0h13.3h14.4h14.9h14.6h13.6h12.4h11.1h10.0h9.5h
Cleveland 9.6h10.7h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.1h14.8h13.7h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Ohio

Chance of Muggy Conditions in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%516145NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d2.5d9.5d15.2d12.9d5.4d0.6d0.0d0.0d
Cincinnati 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d3.4d12.3d18.2d15.5d7.0d0.9d0.0d0.0d
Cleveland 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d1.6d7.5d13.3d11.6d4.9d0.4d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Ohio

Average Wind Speed in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph11.06.28.24.513.47.5NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 10.810.710.710.28.67.46.66.47.38.69.710.1
Cincinnati 8.08.08.07.56.25.24.74.75.46.27.07.4
Cleveland 13.212.211.410.38.88.07.77.79.010.912.313.0

Average Water Temperature in Ohio

Average Water Temperature in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FNaNNaN7434NowNowClevelandCleveland
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cleveland 36°F34°F35°F41°F52°F64°F72°F74°F69°F60°F51°F42°F

Tourism Score in Ohio

Tourism Score in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.70.1NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Ohio

Beach/Pool Score in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.7NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Ohio

Growing Season in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Ohio

Growing Degree Days in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FNowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ohio

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in OhioJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.81.71.4NowNowColumbusColumbusCincinnatiCincinnatiClevelandCleveland
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Columbus 2.02.94.15.36.26.76.76.25.13.62.41.8
Cincinnati 2.13.04.25.46.16.66.66.25.13.82.51.9
Cleveland 1.72.64.05.26.36.86.86.14.93.42.11.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used on this page vary between places and are discussed in detail on each place's dedicated page:

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