Information & Facts
The Missouri climate is continental, but differs quite largely
in its different regions. The southeast tends to be warmer than the
northwest. Kansas City has an average temperature range of between
26°F (-3°C) in January to 79°F (26°C) in July. There have been
recorded extremes of heat and cold in the state, with the lowest
ever temperature plunging to -40°F (-40°C) and the highest ever
temperature reaching 118°F (48°C). Snowfall is experienced
throughout the state, with a higher average in the north, and the
southeast experiencing the heaviest precipitation. Tornadoes are
prevalent in spring.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).