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Memphis, Tennessee Climate & Temperature

  • Memphis, Tennessee, Usa is at 352'N, 900'W, 87 m (285 ft). See map.
  • Memphis, Tennessee has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Memphis, Tennessee is situated in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 16.8 degrees Celsius (62.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.8 °C (42.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Memphis, Tennessee Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 10.8°C (51.5°F) on average falling to 0.9°C (33.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 22.5°C (72.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 11.2°C (52.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 32.7°C (90.8°F) and average low temperatures are 21.6°C (70.9°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23°C (73.5°F) during the day and lows of 11.7°C (53.1°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1323.4 mm (52.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1323.4 Litres/m (32.46 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2857 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Memphis, Tennessee you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Amsterdam Island, French Southern Lands where you would find a Marine west coast climate.

Memphis, Tennessee Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (49) 12 (53) 17 (63) 23 (73) 27 (81) 32 (89) 34 (92) 33 (91) 29 (84) 24 (74) 17 (62) 11 (53) 22 (72)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (40) 7 (44) 12 (53) 17 (63) 22 (71) 26 (79) 28 (83) 27 (81) 23 (74) 17 (63) 11 (53) 7 (44) 17 (62)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (31) 2 (35) 6 (43) 11 (52) 16 (61) 21 (69) 23 (73) 22 (71) 18 (65) 11 (52) 6 (43) 2 (35) 11 (52)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 95 (4) 111 (4) 137 (5) 139 (5) 127 (5) 91 (4) 96 (4) 87 (3) 90 (4) 77 (3) 130 (5) 146 (6) 1323 (52)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 10 (32) 9 (32) 10 (32) 9 (30) 9 (29) 8 (27) 7 (23) 6 (19) 5 (17) 6 (19) 8 (27) 9 (29) 96 (26)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 03' 5h 22' 6h 19' 8h 08' 9h 13' 10h 58' 10h 38' 10h 29' 8h 58' 7h 58' 6h 32' 5h 03' 7h 49'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 05' 10h 52' 11h 55' 13h 02' 13h 59' 14h 28' 14h 15' 13h 26' 12h 21' 11h 14' 10h 17' 9h 50' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 41 (59) 50 (50) 54 (46) 63 (37) 67 (33) 77 (23) 75 (25) 79 (21) 73 (27) 72 (28) 64 (36) 52 (48) 65 (35)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 35.1 44.5 55.3 67 75.2 78.4 75.3 66.9 55.4 44 34.9 31.5 55.2

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