Columbus, OH Climate

Summary Graph

The summary climate graph for Columbus, OH shows a selection of temperature, rainfall and snow minimum, mean and maximum measures over the course of a year. Click on each of the measures in the key to toggle them on and off.

Graph of average and extreme temperature ranges by day for Columbus, OH.


The warmest month in Rickenbacker International, Columbus, Ohio is July with an average high temperature of 85.3°F. The hottest day on record was August 20 1983 when the temperature hit 102.9°F. During January the overnight temperature drops to an average of 22.7°F with the lowest temperature of -21.8°F being recorded on January 17 1977.

Warmest Days

Warmest Months

Coldest Days

Coldest Months

The warmest days on record are:

20 Aug 1983102.9°F
25 Jun 1988102.9°F
7 Jul 2012102.2°F
14 Jul 1954102°F
9 Jul 1988102°F

The warmest months on average were:

July 201291.7°F
July 201190.5°F
August 200790.5°F
July 198890.4°F
August 198389.9°F

The coldest days on record are:

17 Jan 1977-21.8°F
21 Jan 1984-17.9°F
14 Jan 1964-17°F
22 Dec 1989-16.8°F
28 Jan 1948-15.5°F

The coldest months on average were:

January 19775.3°F
February 197810.7°F
December 198913.8°F
January 197014.1°F
February 197914.4°F


The wettest month by average rainfall in Columbus, OH is July with an average of 1.6 inches of rain falling on 11 to 12 days.Although in April it typically rains on more days with 1.2 inches falling in 14 to 15 days. The driest month in Columbus, OH is February with an average of 0.9 inches of rain falling on 8 to 9 days.

Wettest Days

The wettest days on record are:

25 August 19822.6 inches
7 August 19762.5 inches
7 August 19782.3 inches
8 August 19802.2 inches
9 August 19921.8 inches

Wettest Months

The wettest months on record are:

November 198512 inches
July 199211.3 inches
August 19809.5 inches
July 19858.7 inches
May 19907.9 inches

Driest Months

The driest months on record are:

December 20120 inches
September 19420 inches
October 19420 inches
November 19420 inches
December 19420 inches