The climate of Tennessee (United
States of America)
Tennessee is located in the southeastern part of the United States.
The eastern half of the state is dominated by the Appalachians. In the
west the natural border of the state consists of the Mississippi
River. The highest point in Tennessee is located at an altitude of
2,025 meters. The largest part of the state has a warm Mediterranean
climate, in the United States also referred to as a wet subtropical
climate. In the Appalachians this climate type changes into a warm
continental climate and in some regions into a moderate maritime
climate. Summers are warm and wet. In the largest part of Tennessee
average maximum temperatures between 30-33 degrees Celsius (86-92
degrees Fahrenheit) can be recorded. Winters are fairly mild. Subzero
temperatures can mainly be recorded during the night. However, in the
mountains it may be much colder. Although Tennessee is located at a
reasonable distance from the coast there is a risk of tropical storms.
In September 1982 tropical storm Chris caused a lot of inconvenience
Every year there is a risk of hurricanes in Tennessee. The western
part of Tennessee is located in Tornado Alley, an area in the central
United States, in which thousands of hurricanes can be recorded every
year. Although only 15 hurricanes can be recorded per year in
Tennessee they usually cause a lot of damage. The hurricanes that
occur here are among the most devastating in the United States.
Climate information of places in Tennessee
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
Throughout Tennessee several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Nashville and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Tennessee please, visit the individual climate pages.
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 Nashville. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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