Best Time To Visit Rapid City

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:

18-Feb-2018
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Today 18 Feb

35

-1

Snow (14–22 cm.) starting in the afternoon.

Wind:3.9 m/s

Humidity:73%

Precipitation:0.35%

  • Mon 19 Feb
    4 | -3

    Snow (8–16 cm.) throughout the day.

  • Tue 20 Feb
    10 | -5

    Partly cloudy until evening.

  • Wed 21 Feb
    25 | 4

    Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Thu 22 Feb
    31 | 10

    Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Fri 23 Feb
    32 | 11

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 24 Feb
    33 | 14

    Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.

Month wise Weather in Rapid City

Average Temperature in Rapid City by month

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  • 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.