How to Calculate Seasons in Excel

by Mikhail Polenin

Since Excel doesn't include any format that includes the season, you must create a formula that looks up a season for you based on data from a particular column. Once you enter a date in its correct format, the season appears on the column into which you paste the formula. This becomes useful when displaying results based on seasonal data.

Step 1

Open Excel and start a new spreadsheet.

Step 2

Type the day's date into cell A1. You may use a format like "March 15, 1972," since Excel automatically corrects the format as needed.

Paste this formula into cell A2: =LOOKUP(MONTH(A1),{1,2,5,8,11;"Winter","Spring","Summer","Autumn","Winter"}). This formula looks for where the current month of the entry day's date falls into, and responds with a season accordingly. Change the cell in parentheses after "MONTH" to your preference.

About the Author

Mikhail Polenin has been working with computers since 1997. His experience also expands to astrophysics, masonry, electricity and general appliance repair. He's written about various different subjects regarding astrophysics and electrical circuits for various online publications. Polenin attended the New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida.

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