Best Time To Visit Rapid City, South Dakota

Best Time To Go To Rapid City

Rapid City basically has a semi-arid climate. The winters are cold and dry, with occasional Chinook winds bringing some much needed warm temperatures with them. The summers too are long and arid.

  • Winter: December to March is the winter season and temperatures are around -2 to 0 degree Celsius.
  • Spring: April and May is spring season. One can see plenty of flowers blooming and the temperature remains pretty cool.
  • Summer: From June to August the climate is pretty warm in the daytime but nights tend to be chilly.
  • Fall: The temperatures are almost perfect in the autumn months of September to November.

The best time to visit Rapid City is undoubtedly during the Fall period of September to November. The weather during daytime is extremely comfortable and nights are crispy cool. Most of the attractions too are open during this period.

Climate in Rapid City

Know weather for your travel dates:

20-Jun-2018
Today 20 Jun

76

58

Partly cloudy overnight.

Wind:1.29 m/s

Humidity:64%

Precipitation:0.01%

  • Thu 21 Jun
    80 | 60

    Rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

  • Fri 22 Jun
    81 | 58

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 23 Jun
    76 | 61

    Rain overnight.

  • Sun 24 Jun
    77 | 57

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 25 Jun
    89 | 63

    Partly cloudy in the morning.

  • Tue 26 Jun
    85 | 60

    Partly cloudy in the morning.

Month wise Weather in Rapid City

Average Temperature in Rapid City by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 20℉

Minimum temperature: -9℉

Maximum temperature: 48℉

Feb

Average temperature: 33℉

Minimum temperature: -2℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

Mar

Average temperature: 39℉

Minimum temperature: 10℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Apr

Average temperature: 45℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

May

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Jun

Average temperature: 65℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Jul

Average temperature: 76℉

Minimum temperature: 48℉

Maximum temperature: 100℉

Aug

Average temperature: 68℉

Minimum temperature: 48℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Sep

Average temperature: 61℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Oct

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 16℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Nov

Average temperature: 39℉

Minimum temperature: 18℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Dec

Average temperature: 18℉

Minimum temperature: -15℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Highest temperature in Rapid City is recorded as 100.4℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Rapid City is recorded as -14.8℉ in December.

Average Rain in Rapid City by Month (in mm)

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  • 30
  • 20
  • 10 0
Jan

Average Rain: 16.88 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 114.6 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 9.34 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 60.41 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 15.38 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 178.06 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 38.76 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 281.82 mm

May

Average Rain: 27.42 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 117.65 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 29.32 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 301.93 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 25.82 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 170.32 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 28.77 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 280.23 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 28.23 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 294.19 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 13.09 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 150.21 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 4.23 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 44.93 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 12.53 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 148.62 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Rapid City is 301.93 mm in June.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Rapid City is November.

Average Humidity in Rapid City by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Feb

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 32%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Mar

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 34%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Apr

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 38%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

May

Average Humidity: 59%

Minimum Humidity: 41%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Jun

Average Humidity: 50%

Minimum Humidity: 36%

Maximum Humidity: 67%

Jul

Average Humidity: 47%

Minimum Humidity: 29%

Maximum Humidity: 63%

Aug

Average Humidity: 58%

Minimum Humidity: 39%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Sep

Average Humidity: 56%

Minimum Humidity: 27%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Oct

Average Humidity: 52%

Minimum Humidity: 27%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Nov

Average Humidity: 63%

Minimum Humidity: 37%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Dec

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Most humid month in Rapid City is January.

Least humid month in Rapid City is July.

Best time to visit Rapid City Attractions in June

  • Best time to visit Bear Country USA in Rapid City
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Reptile Gardens in Rapid City
    • Everyday : 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Downtown Rapid City in Rapid City
    • Everyday : 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Dinosaur Park in Rapid City
    • Everyday : 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM