Branson Weather and Seasons

Branson, Missouri, located near the geographic center of the United States, has very mild weather with few extremes, making it a great destination year-round. Each season is its own unique experience: Winter is mild with little snow, Spring delivers beautiful blooms, warm Summers make the water sports more fun, and Fall is crisp, beautiful and full of autumn color.

Spring: As the days warm up in March, April and May, “Ozark Mountain Spring” comes to life with abundant dogwoods, redbuds, wildflowers, tulips, daffodils and forsythia in bloom. The days are perfect for hiking a nature trail or attending one of Branson’s many springtime festivals.

Summer: June, July and August days are warm — perfect for swimming or skiing — but not unbearable. 

Fall: Our mountains are known for their fabulous autumn colors, throughout September and October. The slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity make this an ideal time of year for being outdoors.

Winter: The Branson/Lakes Area transforms into a festive wonderland during November and December, featuring lighting displays, dazzling Christmas shows, theme parks and numerous special events. And, of course, you can’t forget some of America’s best holiday shopping. The Christmas season is generally mild and winter weather is rare. In January and February, snowfall is infrequent and our lakes and rivers almost never freeze.

Does it Snow in Branson, Missouri?

Snow in Branson is possible from November to February, but usually no more than two inches at a time. Branson sees snow only three to five times each winter, and it usually melts quickly once the sun comes out. Beware of ice on streets and sidewalks once the snow does melt, especially if you’re renting a car or walking around town.

To help you plan your trip, here are the average temperatures in Branson:

January High 42° F / Low 22° F
February High 47° F / Low 26° F
March High 56° F / Low 34° F
April High 68° F / Low 45° F
May High 75° F / Low 54° F
June High 84° F / Low 63° F
July High 89° F / Low 67° F
August High 88° F / Low 65° F
September High 80° F / Low 58° F
October High 70° F / Low 47° F
November High 56° F / Low 35° F
December High 45° F / Low 26° F

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