Typical Weather In The Greater Indianapolis Area

Dated: 03/09/2016

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The Greater Indianapolis area, generally, has decent weather conditions. Winters can occasionally have days of heavy snowfall, but, on average, snowfall is relatively light, and the majority of winter high temperatures are above freezing. Summers can be very hot, but days with triple-digit temperatures are not common. Spring and fall are generally considered the most pleasant seasons of the year in Central Indiana.


Spring

Spring is generally pleasant in the Greater Indianapolis area, but March can still be pretty cold. The average high in March is 49°F, and the average low is 30°F. In May, however, the average high is a pleasant 72°F, and lows are just above 50°F. May is the wettest month of the year. There is about 5.3 inches of precipitation on average. April is generally regarded as the beginning of severe weather season in the Greater Indianapolis area. Like most of the country, powerful tornadoes are rare in Central Indiana.


Summer

Summers in the Greater Indianapolis area are typically hot and humid, but they are rarely oppressive. Average highs in Central Indiana reach 84°F at the height of summer in July. Average lows are above 60°F for June, July and August. While April and May are generally considered the height of severe weather season, the month of June has the most recorded tornadoes in Indiana between 1950 and 2012. Summers are relatively wet in Central Indiana. There is about 4.4 inches of rain in June and July on average. August is drier than June and July. On average, the Greater Indianapolis area receives about 3.5 inches of precipitation in August.


Fall

Fall, like spring, is generally pleasant in Central Indiana. Early September can be hot, but average high temperatures cool to 51°F in November. Nighttime lows in September are pleasant at 55°F on average. November nights, however, dip as low as 34°F on average. Autumn is generally dry in the Greater Indianapolis area. The area only receives about 3.1 inches of precipitation in September and October. There is a small spike in precipitation in November. The Greater Indianapolis area receives about 3.8 inches of precipitation on average in November.


Winter

Winters in the Greater Indianapolis area can be very cold, and it is also the driest time of the year. February, in particular, is the driest month of the year, receiving just 2.4 inches of precipitation on average. On average, high temperatures in December and February are just under 40°F, and average low temperatures hover just above 20°F. January is the coldest month of the year. On average, the high temperature in January is just 34°F. 


SOURCES:

https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/USIN0305

http://www.weather.gov/ind/tornadostats

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