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Memphis Weather

Mild winters and four distinct seasons make Memphis a comfortable and beautiful place to live and work year-round.

With brief, mild winters and an average annual temperature of 62°F, patio weather lasts nearly nine months of the year. Memphis has sunshine about 64 percent of its daylight hours, and more sunny days each year than Jacksonville, Florida.

In Memphis, we experience every season. May and October bring the best of spring and fall with mild temperatures and natural scenery. Warm summers and winters with little snow make the city comfortable year-round, with mild temperatures and blue skies. Annual rainfall averages around 53.7”, which is well-distributed throughout the year, keeping lawns green all over the city.

Memphis Weather Comparison

MemphisChicagoNew YorkAtlantaLos Angeles
Avg. Annual Temp.62°F50°F54°F62°F63°F
Avg. Summer Temp.81°F72°F74°F78°F68°F
Avg. Winter Temp.43°F26°F33°F45°F57°F
Annual Rainfall53.7"36.9"49.9"49.7"12.8"
Annual Snowfall3.8"36.3"25.8"2.9"0.0"
Relative Humidity68%71%65%68%72%
% of Days with Sunshine64%54%58%60%73%

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