Average Weather in Cleveland Georgia, United States
In Cleveland, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are short and very cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 87°F and is rarely below 20°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Cleveland for warm-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from early August to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 25 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 87°F and low of 68°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 29 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 33°F and high of 50°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Cleveland, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Cleveland begins around July 26 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around November 21. On September 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 21 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around July 26. On January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Cleveland varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.5 months, from May 10 to August 25, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on July 11.
The drier season lasts 8.5 months, from August 25 to May 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on October 16.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 45% on July 11.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Cleveland experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Cleveland. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 9, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.
The least rain falls around August 23, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Cleveland experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from December 13 to March 7, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from March 7 to December 13. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Cleveland varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:21 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 7:57 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:24 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 28 minutes later at 8:51 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Cleveland during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Cleveland experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 22 to September 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 25, with muggy conditions 82% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 3, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Cleveland experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 26 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 4.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from May 11 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cleveland varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 3.2 months, from August 10 to November 17, with a peak percentage of 43% on September 8. The wind is most often from the west for 8.8 months, from November 17 to August 10, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Cleveland throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Cleveland for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from early August to early October, with a peak score in the first week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Cleveland for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Cleveland typically lasts for 7.5 months (229 days), from around March 26 to around November 10, rarely starting before March 6 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 21 or after December 2.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Cleveland should appear around February 25, only rarely appearing before February 9 or after March 13.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from April 13 to August 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from November 12 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Cleveland are 34.597 deg latitude, -83.763 deg longitude, and 1,539 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cleveland contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 810 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,576 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,690 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,000 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cleveland is covered by trees (80%) and artificial surfaces (17%), within 10 miles by trees (81%) and cropland (18%), and within 50 miles by trees (77%) and cropland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cleveland, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cleveland.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cleveland according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Cleveland is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cleveland and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (40%, 37 kilometers, south); Toccoa Airport (30%, 43 kilometers, east); Western Carolina Regional Airport (17%, 67 kilometers, north); and Macon County Airport (13%, 76 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .