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.

Step 3

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.