Memphis, TN Climate

Summary Graph

The summary climate graph for Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN.


The warmest month in Memphis International, Memphis, Tennessee is July with an average high temperature of 92.7°F. The hottest day on record was July 16 1977 when the temperature hit 109.9°F. During January the overnight temperature drops to an average of 31.9°F with the lowest temperature of -4.2°F being recorded on December 23 1989.

Warmest Days

Warmest Months

Coldest Days

Coldest Months

The warmest days on record are:

16 Jul 1977109.9°F
13 Jul 1980107.1°F
31 Aug 2000107.1°F
16 Aug 2007106°F
4 Aug 2011106°F

The warmest months on average were:

August 200799.9°F
July 198099.3°F
August 200098.4°F
August 198097.9°F
August 201097.2°F

The coldest days on record are:

23 Dec 1989-4.2°F
21 Jan 1985-4°F
17 Jan 19820°F
26 Dec 19830°F
3 Feb 19963.9°F

The coldest months on average were:

January 197720.4°F
December 198922.5°F
January 197922.7°F
December 200023.7°F
January 198524.1°F


The wettest month by average rainfall in Memphis, TN is March with an average of 6.2 inches of rain falling on 11 to 12 days.Although in May it typically rains on more days with 5.6 inches falling in 12 to 13 days. The driest month in Memphis, TN is August with an average of 3.3 inches of rain falling on 8 to 9 days.

Wettest Days

The wettest days on record are:

16 May 19957 inches
31 May 19973.9 inches
17 May 20033.4 inches
15 May 19833.2 inches
7 May 19783 inches

Wettest Months

The wettest months on record are:

March 197337.4 inches
February 197328.1 inches
January 197323 inches
April 197319.8 inches
January 199519.7 inches

Driest Months

The driest months on record are:

March 19950 inches
April 19950 inches
November 19980 inches
December 19980.2 inches
September 20100.2 inches