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What to wear in Indianapolis?

What to wear in Indianapolis? This page provides information on appropriate clothes when you travel to Indianapolis.

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana, known as the "Crossroads of America." A maze of interstates interconnect through and around the city. Indianapolis has four unmistakeable seasons. Summers are long, warm, and humid while winters are cold, short, windy. In addition, it's partly cloudy throughout the year. The city is located in a conversion zone bound by humid subtropical environmental conditions.

We will provide you the information on appropriate clothes for the next 5 days and appropriate clothes for the seasons (and each month) in this city.

  1. 5 Day Clothes Forecast
  2. Clothes for the Seasons

5 Day Clothes Forecast

5 day clothes forecast and weather forecast for Indianapolis are as follows. These are updated daily.

Indianapolis - Oct 05(Wednesday)

During the day

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At night

A long-sleeved shirt, and a light cardigan or light sweater is necessary.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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Afternoon :

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Night :

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few clouds

Indianapolis - Oct 06(Thursday)

During the day

A T-shirt and a short-sleeved shirt. And shorts or jeans.
If you feel too warm, take off your shirt.

At night

A light jacket or sweater will be comfortable.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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broken clouds

Afternoon :

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broken clouds

Night :

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clear sky

Indianapolis - Oct 07(Friday)

During the day

A jacket or light coat will be comfortable.

At night

It is cold enough to wear a coat, you will need winter clothes.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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scattered clouds

Afternoon :

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scattered clouds

Night :

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broken clouds

Indianapolis - Oct 08(Saturday)

During the day

A light jacket or sweater will be comfortable.

At night

It is cold enough to wear a coat, you will need winter clothes.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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clear sky

Afternoon :

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clear sky

Night :

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clear sky

Indianapolis - Oct 09(Sunday)

During the day

A long-sleeved shirt is recommended.
But if you are sensitive to heat, a short-sleeved shirt will be good.

At night

A jacket or light coat will be comfortable.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

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clear sky

Afternoon :

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broken clouds

Night :

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broken clouds

5 Day Clothes Forecast describes the appropriate clothes according to the weather forecast temperature.

Clothes for the Seasons

This section provides information on appropriate clothes for the seasons and appropriate clothes for each month (Monthly Clothes Forecast). Monthly Clothes Forecast describes the appropriate clothes according to average high/low temperature for each month.

Appropriate Clothes for the Seasons

Indianapolis Weather

During a one year period, temperatures vary from 21°F to 85°F and seldom falls below 3°F or higher than 92°F. Indiana itself also rests in Tornado Alley; the area of the United States where tornadoes are most frequent. In fact, 80% of America's tornadoes cross this path. It's emblematic of cities in the Midwest region when it comes to weather with comparatively level terrain and a combination of prairie and ephemeral forest. As you can see, Indianapolis weather could wreck havoc with your wardrobe so you have to plan carefully!

The Four Seasons of Indianapolis

Summers are warm with median temperatures in the mid-80s in June, July, and August. The city winters are typical of a mid-western climate. January is the coldest with the temperature averaging around 34 degrees.

In a nutshell:

  • Spring is from March until May and known as the tornado season. The weather is erratic and unpredictable. The typical high is around 52°F to 73°F. March temperatures can reach as lows as 33°F, April 42°F and May 53°F. Regardless of the weather during the day, the evening hours can get quite cold. If you step out with short sleeves in the daytime during the spring season, bring a jacket of light to weight for the evening.
  • Summer starts in June and last until September. It's an uncomfortable muddle with temperatures reaching up to 90°F. Not only that, it gets sticky with intense humidity as well. Natural fibers that breath are your friend! Loose clothing, regular shorts and Bermuda shorts, or trousers to the knee are some of the basic wardrobe necessities.
  • Fall is between October and November. Though October temperatures remain high, the climate is cooler and a relief from the hot summer weather. The average temperature is around 65°F and goes down to roughly 34°F. Frost and snow could make an appearance and rainfall is moderate with low sunlight.
  • Winter is December (the grayest month) until February. It's cold with temperatures reaching as lows as 33°F and lower in January. February is a bit warmer. However, during the night temperatures can go below freezing.

Your wardrobe will require a broad variety of lengths, weights, and materials in order to tackle the Indianapolis weather. There's no cutting corners!

Getting Your Wardrobe Together in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis 500 is a very popular event in the city. Racing fans from around the country gather to cheer their favorite racing team. You might think the attire is rather formal or at least designer-ish. Yet, people dress casual in shorts and t-shirts chilling-out as the event takes place. Therefore, if you really want to know how to dress for the seasons in Indianapolis, check the weather forecast. Remember, the weather in this city can be erratic even though there are four distinct seasons.

Spring and summer are somewhat easier when making clothing choices than the winter months. However, spring is a mischievous time of year in Indianapolis with vast temperature changes throughout the day. This is why it's important to check the weather forecast. The winter is not too friendly either. You will need a good, heavy winter coat or jacket, hat, gloves, boots, the whole-nine-yards. In fact, throw in a snowsuit and heavy scarves while you're at it!

If you enjoy various events and attractions, Indianapolis has a fantastic art and music culture. Due to the pervasiveness of these activities along with the various colleges and universities scattered throughout the city, the attire has a more laid-back approach. Jeans, hoodies, and t-shirts are worn throughout the region. Many young people prefer multifarious looks in the city and layering is very popular. Second-hand and consignment shops are also favored, making it easier to save on clothing while adapting to the city's unpredictable weather.

Business attire is a common occurrence as there are a vast amount of professional and governmental agencies. Even so, the style is usually more casual and traditional than formal. If you are a sports fan feel free to wear your team's logo. It's a popular thing around the city. Whatever you do, make sure your wardrobe is practical for Indianapolis seasons and wear what you please!

Monthly Clothes Forecast

Monthly Clothes Forecast provides information on appropriate clothes according to average high/low temperature for each month. Links to each month are as follows.

Monthly Clothes Forecast in Indianapolis

monthClothes Forecast
JanDuring the day
A down jacket, gloves and warm hat.
At night
A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat. Very cold outside.
FebDuring the day
A coat or down jacket, gloves and a warm hat.
At night
A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat. Sometimes very cold outside.
MarDuring the day
Sometimes a jacket, sometimes a coat, gloves, warm hat.
At night
A coat or down jacket, gloves and a warm hat.
AprDuring the day
A long-sleeved shirt, and a light jacket or sweater. Sometimes light winter clothes.
At night
Sometimes a jacket, sometimes a coat, gloves, warm hat.
MayDuring the day
Sometimes a T-shirt, short-sleeved shirt. But sometimes a long-sleeved shirt, light jacket or sweater.
At night
A long-sleeved shirt, and a light jacket or sweater. Sometimes light winter clothes.
JunDuring the day
A T-shirt or tank top. And shorts or jeans.
At night
Sometimes a T-shirt, short-sleeved shirt. But sometimes a long-sleeved shirt, light jacket or sweater.
JulDuring the day
A T-shirt or tank top. And shorts or jeans.
At night
A T-shirt and a short-sleeved shirt. Sometimes a long-sleeved shirt.
AugDuring the day
A T-shirt or tank top. And shorts or jeans.
At night
Sometimes a T-shirt, short-sleeved shirt. But sometimes a long-sleeved shirt, light jacket or sweater.
SepDuring the day
A T-shirt, tank top or short-sleeved shirt. Sometimes a long-sleeved shirt.
At night
A long-sleeved shirt, and a light jacket or sweater. Sometimes light winter clothes.
OctDuring the day
A long-sleeved shirt, and a light jacket or sweater. But sometimes a short-sleeved shirt, sometimes light winter clothes.
At night
Sometimes a jacket, sometimes a coat, gloves, warm hat.
NovDuring the day
Sometimes a jacket, sometimes a coat, gloves, warm hat.
At night
A coat or down jacket, gloves and a warm hat.
DecDuring the day
A coat or down jacket, gloves and a warm hat.
At night
A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat. Sometimes very cold outside.

Monthly average temperature

Low : Average low temperature, High : Average high temperature


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