These are the Absolute Warmest Cities & Towns in Indiana
Indiana isn't known as one of the warmest states in the country, but it can get pretty hot here. That being said, what are the hottest places in Indiana?
While we aren't technically in summer yet, we are certainly in the summer months here in Indiana. So far this year we haven't seen any extreme temperatures...yet, but you can bet that the warmer weather is on its way. Regardless of where you live in the Hoosier State, it's likely there is somewhere within your region that is just a little warmer than the rest of the cities or towns surrounding it. So, let's take a look at the hottest cities and towns in Indiana.
There's a website called Current Results that has broken down the warmest towns throughout the state. As you might imagine, none of these places are in Northern or Central Indiana. The further north, the cooler it typically gets. So that means that the hottest cities and towns in Indiana can all be found in Southern Indiana. Surprise, surprise.
The Hottest Cities and Towns in Indiana
Current Results found the top five hottest cities and towns in Indiana based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 by the US National Centers for Environmental Information. First, you will see the average annual temperatures and then I went ahead and broke it down by average August temperatures to get a good idea of what summertime is like.
- Brookville has an annual average of 65 degrees. The average August temperature is 86 degrees
- Columbus also shares the same annual average of 65 degrees. The average August temperature is 85 degrees
- Tell City follows suit with an annual average of 65 degrees. The average August temperature is 85 degrees
- Paoli has an annual average of 66 degrees. The average August temperature is 86 degrees.
- Evansville is the hottest place in Indiana with an annual average of 68 degrees. The average August temperature is 89 degrees.
These temperatures might not seem too high. However, if you live in Southern Indiana, you know that it gets much, much hotter than the upper 60s throughout the summer. Add the humidity on top of that, and it's even hotter outside. It's not uncommon to see summertime temperatures in the mid to upper 90s here in southern Indiana.
Oh, and if you were curious as to what the hottest temperature ever recorded in Indiana, that would be a scorching hot 116F at Collegeville in 1936. It won't be long until that heat and humidity hit Indiana hard. So, get ready!