Little Rock, AR 

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Climate in Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, Arkansas enjoys a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 83°F, while winter temperatures range from highs of 48°F to lows of 23°F. Little Rock has an average of 54 inches of precipitation per year, and most of this falls in the form of rain during the months from April to October. Snow is rare but not unheard of during the winter months. The city experiences a fair amount of sunshine throughout the year, which averages out at about 209 days annually.

Little Rock, Arkansas gets 51 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Little Rock averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Little Rock. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Little Rock gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 103 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 51 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Little Rock is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Arkansas.

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Summer   /   Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Little Rock, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Little Rock, ArkansasUnited States
  50.9 in.38.1 in.
  4.1 in.27.8 in.
  103.4 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  335 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 Little Rock with an average high temperature of 92.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arkansas. In Little Rock, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Little Rock are May, October and April.

In Little Rock, there are 64.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arkansas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Little Rock with an average of 31.4°. This is warmer than most places in Arkansas.

In Little Rock, there are 49.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Arkansas.

In Little Rock, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arkansas.

Humidity in Little Rock can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.

November is the wettest month in Little Rock with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 29% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.9 inches in Little Rock means that it is wetter than most places in Arkansas.

May is the rainiest month in Little Rock with 10.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 103.4 rainy days annually in Little Rock, which is one of the rainiest places in Arkansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 4.1 inches in Little Rock means that it is snowier than most places in Arkansas. January is the snowiest month in Little Rock with 1.7 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Little Rock    59 Reviews
    Much better than my hometown, Fort Smith - 8/4/2023
    I grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and moved to Little Rock in 2007. I decided to move out of state in 2014, but I definitely enjoyed my time in Little Rock. It is... Read More

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    Nice city, beautiful topography, friendly locals. - 12/6/2022
    Little Rock is a city that I thoroughly researched before moving to, but nothing prepared me for the hills! They're even steeper than San Francisco, and they're... Read More

    After nearly 70 years, I finally found my home - 11/18/2022
    After leaving critical reviews for a LOT of different cities, I finally found my home. Before moving to Little Rock, I had researched nearly every medium/big city in the... Read More

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