Tennessee, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and Climate
Nashville, TN

Overlooking the city buildings of Nashville, Tennessee, across the riverfront, with a big cruise ship ashore
Overlooking the city buildings of Nashville, Tennessee, across the riverfront, with a big cruise ship ashore
Nashville has a humid subtropical type of climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot and humid summers and mild to cold winters.
Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, lies on the Cumberland River in the Davidson County in the northern part of the southeastern state of America. The topography consists of hills, plains, farmlands, rivers, and lakes with the elevation ranging from 117 meters to 354 meters above sea level.

Nashville, the Music City, has hot summers, and the average high temperature reaches around 89°F (31.7°C) in the peak of July with rarely a day registering 100°F (37.8°C). Winters are mild with January average low temperatures a few degrees below freezing. Cold waves typically plummet the temperatures below 10°F (-12.2°C), and it is usual to record 0°F (-17.8°C) during such periods. Spring and autumn are uncomfortable periods for allergies due to diverse vegetation including trees and grass.

Annual precipitation is to the tune of 47" (1193.8mm); spring is the wettest season as rainfall is persistent throughout the year. The region receives rain for an average of 118 days during the year; it is customary to receive up to 10" (254mm) in the wettest month during a particularly rainy year. Nashville's southeastern location in the United States exposes it to only an average of 6.3" (160mm)" of snow - snowstorms are rare with an odd chance of depositing more than a few" in such short periods.

Nashville has plenty of sunshine that registers around 2510 hours over the year. The region is humid with average humidity around 70% over the year. The urban heat island effect is prominent on clear nights with up to 10°F (-12.2°C) difference between the city and outlying areas. Severe thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes strike Nashville during spring and autumn.

The record high temperature for Nashville is 109°F (42.8°C), set on June 29, 2012, while the coldest temperature on record is -17°F (-27.2°C), set on January 21, 1985.
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The best time to visit Nashville is from April to October when the weather is pleasant.
The average temperatures are in the range of 50°F (10°C) to 89°F (31.7°C). Spring is warm and wet, while autumn is cool and breezy. The summer season is hot and tends to be humid with around 20°F (-6.7°C) to 25°F (-3.9°C) variation between the high and low temperatures. Numerous sunny and bright days draw tourists to Nashville from April to October.

Nashville weather is rarely extreme but the worst time to visit Nashville is around December to January when the cold is at its peak.
Temperatures may drop below freezing during the nights. Although the snow accumulates in minor quantities, frost is common during the winter and the short days can quickly turn dark and gloomy. Cold fronts may invade the region and bring the temperatures down significantly during the winter.

Nashville is prone to thunderstorms, rainstorms and tornadoes and rainstorms during spring and autumn. Severe thunderstorms are common in the region, while rainstorms occur occasionally. Flash floods frequently occur during the spring and summer, and heavy rains often flood the Cumberland River with a life-threatening risk to people living in flood-prone areas. The Cumberland river flew at a record high of 52 feet during the devastating floods of May 2010 in Nashville. Tornadoes visit the area sporadically and rarely escalate to severe categories.

January is usually the coldest month of the year in Nashville with the average low temperature around a cold 28°F (-2.2°C). Weather in January »

The average high temperature is 52°F (11.1°C), and it is rare for the thermometer to touch 70°F (21.1°C) or drop to 20°F (-6.7°C). Weather in February »

March begins the long spring season in Nashville that sees average temperatures in the 39°F (3.9°C) to 61°F (16.1°C) range. Weather in March »

April is the beginning of beautiful weather and the tourist season in Nashville. The weather warms up to average around 47°F (8.3°C) to 70°F (21.1°C). Weather in April »

Despite the rain, abundant sunshine of 252 hours and average temperatures in the warm 57°F (13.9°C) to 78°F (25.6°C) range make the weather attractive for tourists. Weather in May »

The days are mostly over 80°F (26.7°C), while the nights rarely drop below 60°F (15.6°C). A few days cross 90°F (32.2°C), as the average high temperature is around 86°F (30°C). Weather in June »

July is usually the hottest month of the year in Nashville as the average high temperature rises to 89°F (31.7°C). Weather in July »

Sunshine registers around 8.5 hours along with 13-hour long days. Although it rains comparatively less in August, the rainfall registers to 3.1" (78.7mm). Weather in August »

The average temperatures are in the range of 61°F (16.1°C) to 82°F (27.8°C) with plenty of sunny days. Weather in September »

The last days of nice weather of the season see temperatures in the 49°F (9.4°C) to 72°F (22.2°C) range. Weather in October »

The average temperatures are in the 39°F (3.9°C) to 60°F (15.6°C) with more than one-fourth of the nights during the month below freezing temperatures. Weather in November »

December is the beginning of the winter season in Nashville with the average temperatures in the 31°F (-0.6°C) to 49°F (9.4°C) range. Weather in December »

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and November (0 days).