The climate in Columbus is characterised by cold, dry winters from December to February and hot, humid summers from June to August. Spring and autumn, meanwhile, are much milder and more pleasant than winter and summer.

Summer temperatures tend to hover around the 86°F (30°C) mark. Winter is chilly with daytime temperatures rarely rising above 41°F (5°C) and winter nights typically below freezing.

Weather hazards to look out for include lightning and large hailstones. Like much of the Midwest, Columbus is also vulnerable to tornadoes. To stay safe, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest weather news and follow any warnings or alerts issued.