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Manhattan, KS has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in July is around 81 °F (27 °C) while the average temperature in January is around 20 °F (-7 °C). Precipitation is lower than other parts of the United States, with an average of only 25 inches (635 mm) annually. Summers bring high humidity and thunderstorms while winters tend to be dry and cold. Snowfall can occur during both winter and spring months.

Manhattan, Kansas gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Manhattan averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Manhattan. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Manhattan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 91 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 17
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Manhattan is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kansas.

7.5 Summer - 5.8 Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Manhattan, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateManhattan, KansasUnited States
  34.7 in.38.1 in.
  13.7 in.27.8 in.
  90.5 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  90.2°85.8°
  17.2°21.7°
  7.27
  4.44.3
  1024 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.

July is the hottest month for Manhattan with an average high temperature of 90.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In Manhattan, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Manhattan are May, September and June.
In Manhattan, there are 43.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Manhattan with an average of 17.2°. This is colder than most places in Kansas.
In Manhattan, there are 126.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kansas.
In Manhattan, there are 4.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kansas.
The humidity is usually acceptable in Manhattan but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Manhattan.
June is the wettest month in Manhattan with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.7 inches in Manhattan means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.
May is the rainiest month in Manhattan with 11.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 90.5 rainy days annually in Manhattan, which is rainier than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 13.7 inches in Manhattan means that it is less snowy than most places in Kansas. February is the snowiest month in Manhattan with 3.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 8 years ago

I lived in your city briefly this past year of 2015. Liked it. The cost was a bit too high, but generally you have a decent town compared to some places I've visited. I  More

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Over 10 years ago

Manhattan is one of the best educational environments I have ever seen. The local school district is filled with passionate employees and the facilities are modern and  More

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Manhattan is a wonderful place to live if you are thinking about retiring here, want a family away from the big city, or if you are a college student. Because it is a  More

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