Best Time To Visit 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.

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

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

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

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

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Most humid month in Rapid City is January.

Least humid month in Rapid City is July.

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