Wichita, Kansas 

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Climate in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS is known for its hot and dry summers, with temperatures often reaching the 90s during the day. Winters in Wichita are typically mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-20s to low 40s. The city receives an average of 27 inches of rainfall per year, making it one of the drier places in Kansas. Snowfall can vary depending on location within Wichita, but generally ranges from 10-15 inches per year. Overall, Wichita enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures to enjoy outdoor activities.

Wichita, Kansas gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wichita averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Wichita. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wichita gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 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 22
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


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

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

Climate Averages
  Wichita, KansasUnited States
  33.9 in.38.1 in.
  12.7 in.27.8 in.
  78.7 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  1302 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.

July is the hottest month for Wichita with an average high temperature of 91.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kansas. In Wichita, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wichita are May, September and October.

In Wichita, there are 53.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kansas.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wichita with an average of 21.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Kansas.

In Wichita, there are 102.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.

In Wichita, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Kansas.

The humidity is usually acceptable in Wichita 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 Wichita.

June is the wettest month in Wichita with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.9 inches in Wichita means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.

May is the rainiest month in Wichita with 10.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 78.7 rainy days annually in Wichita, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 12.7 inches in Wichita means that it is less snowy than most places in Kansas. December is the snowiest month in Wichita with 3.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Wichita    58 Reviews
    Wichita, great for families or starter city. - 7/27/2020
    My comparison is to living in AZ, CO, NE & WY. Wichita is a nice city with a lot to do. It has history, art, live music, breweries, plenty of biking and walking trails.... Read More

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    Great city - 4/12/2020
    I lived in Wichita for several years and it was a great place to live, low crime for such a large city. Very diverse, lots to do, plenty of jobs and beautiful... Read More

    It has nice and not so nice qualities - 7/8/2019
    I grew up there. Here's the good, bad and ugly. First the bad- the worst thing about this place is the weather. It absolutely sucks all year. It's windy and freezing all... Read More

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