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The climate of Arkansas (United States of America)
Arkansas is one of the states of the United States of America. Two important rivers flow through Arkansas: the Mississippi and the Arkansas River. The state can be divided into two zones. The mountainous west and north and the flat lands in the south and east. Magazine Mountain is the highest point in Arkansas with an altitude of 839 meters. Bill Clinton was born in Arkansas. He was the 42nd president of the United States of America. Bill Clinton was president from 20 January 1993 to 20 January 2001.

Arkansas is located in a zone where a warm maritime climate (type Cfa) changes into a more unstable warm continental climate. Summers in Arkansas are warm and wet and winters are dry and cool. The Gulf of Mexico influences the climate in the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas. Because of this winters are milder. However, under the influence of a northern current it may get cold and hailstorms and snowfall are not uncommon. Arkansas is known because of the intense severe weather events that occur in this state. Arkansas is located in Tornado Alley which is a region that frequently gets hit by heavy storms. When a tornado passes and travels further to the north heavy rainfall is not uncommon. Other phenomena that may occur are: snowstorms, glazed frost, heavy snowfall and (very) heavy thunder storms.

Climate information of places in Arkansas
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Arkansas:

Fort Smith
Little Rock



Climate information
Throughout Arkansas several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Little Rock and cannot be seen as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and regions in Arkansas please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 10 -2 6 9 n/a
February 12 1 7 9 n/a
March 18 6 8 10 n/a
April 23 10 9 9 n/a
May 28 15 10 10 n/a
June 32 20 11 9 n/a
July 34 22 11 8 n/a
August 33 21 10 8 n/a
September 29 18 9 8 n/a
October 24 11 8 7 n/a
November 17 5 6 8 n/a
December 11 1 5 9 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below apply to Little Rock. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages

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sunny days


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