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Climate in Kentucky
(United States)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 9 measuring stations in Kentucky.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year.
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Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Kentucky
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 11 rainy days, May offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Kentucky
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 2.8 mm, the least rain falls in January. April, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Kentucky

Most important cities in the state »Kentucky«

The state has a west-east extension of about 540 km and over 280 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Louisville620,11838° 15' 15"N85° 45' 34"W
Lexington-Fayette323,78038° 2' 59"N84° 27' 31"W
Meads288,64938° 24' 45"N82° 42' 33"W
Ironville288,64938° 27' 23"N82° 41' 33"W
Lexington225,36637° 59' 19"N84° 28' 40"W
Bowling Green58,06736° 59' 25"N86° 26' 37"W
Owensboro57,26537° 46' 27"N87° 6' 48"W
Covington40,64039° 5' 1"N84° 30' 31"W
Hopkinsville31,57736° 51' 56"N87° 29' 28"W
Richmond31,36437° 44' 52"N84° 17' 41"W
Florence29,95138° 59' 56"N84° 37' 36"W
Georgetown29,09838° 12' 35"N84° 33' 32"W
Henderson28,75737° 50' 10"N87° 35' 24"W
Elizabethtown28,53137° 41' 38"N85° 51' 33"W
Nicholasville28,01537° 52' 50"N84° 34' 23"W
Jeffersontown26,59538° 11' 39"N85° 33' 52"W
Frankfort25,52738° 12' 3"N84° 52' 24"W
Paducah25,02437° 5' 0"N88° 36' 0"W
Independence24,75738° 56' 35"N84° 32' 39"W
Valley Station22,75638° 6' 40"N85° 52' 13"W
Radcliff21,68837° 50' 25"N85° 56' 57"W
Ashland21,68438° 28' 42"N82° 38' 17"W
Newburg19,96738° 9' 36"N85° 39' 35"W
Madisonville19,59137° 19' 41"N87° 29' 56"W
Fern Creek18,40938° 9' 35"N85° 35' 16"W
Winchester18,36837° 59' 24"N84° 10' 47"W
Erlanger18,08239° 1' 0"N84° 36' 3"W
Murray17,74136° 36' 37"N88° 18' 53"W
Saint Matthews17,47238° 15' 10"N85° 39' 21"W
Okolona17,13438° 8' 28"N85° 41' 16"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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