Bentonville, Arkansas 

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Climate in Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville, AR has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperature during the summer months is typically in the mid-80s, while the average low temperatures in the winter months hover around freezing. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although there are periods of increased rain in late spring and early fall. The area experiences an average of 69 inches of precipitation annually, most of which comes from thunderstorms. Winters are generally mild, with occasional snowfall but few extreme cold days.

Bentonville, Arkansas gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Bentonville averages 9 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Bentonville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bentonville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 95 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 9 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bentonville is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Arkansas.

7.3 / 6.1

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Bentonville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Bentonville, ArkansasUnited States
  47.5 in.38.1 in.
  9.2 in.27.8 in.
  94.8 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  1296 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Bentonville with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Arkansas. In Bentonville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bentonville are May, September and June.

In Bentonville, there are 41.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Arkansas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bentonville with an average of 24.7°. This is one of the coldest places in Arkansas.

In Bentonville, there are 92.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Arkansas.

In Bentonville, there are 1.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Arkansas.

The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Bentonville during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Bentonville.

May is the wettest month in Bentonville with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.5 inches in Bentonville means that it is drier than most places in Arkansas.

May is the rainiest month in Bentonville with 11.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 6.1 rainy days. There are 94.8 rainy days annually in Bentonville, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 9.2 inches in Bentonville means that it is one of the snowiest places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Bentonville with 2.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Bentonville    13 Reviews
    Good and not so good. - 4/8/2023
    I've lived in Bentonville for 5 1/2 years and think it's a great city for families. There are tons of activities for kids and everything seems to be geared to young... Read More

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    No protection means people get away with scams - 11/18/2021
    Nice people but there is no consumer protection. Be careful renting or spending on high ticket items.... Read More

    Beautiful but not much social life! - 12/20/2019
    People are friendly when out and about for the most part. Lots of people from India and CA are moving here. Walmart owns and controls EVERYTHING from the police... Read More
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