The most pleasant months of the year for the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area are September, June and May. In the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area with an average high temperature of 84.9°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Indiana. January is the snowiest month in the Lafayette-West Lafayette metro area with 6.3 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.
Today's Weather - Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
3 PM PST
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Tonight||Partly Cloudy||21° / 38°||NE 5 mph|
|Saturday Night||Partly Cloudy||22° / 41°||ESE 3 to 7 mph|
|Sunday Night||Slight Chance Rain And Snow Showers||28° / 43°||SW 2 mph|
|Monday Night||Mostly Cloudy||31° / 44°||WNW 3 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Partly Cloudy||31° / 50°||W 2 to 6 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly Cloudy then Chance Light Rain||37° / 50°||S 6 mph|
|Thursday Night||Light Rain Likely then Chance Rain And Snow||29° / 41°||NW 10 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 17
Rain: averages 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 20 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Lafayette-West Lafayette Metro Area area is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Indiana.
7.1 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Lafayette-West Lafayette
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.