Best Time To Visit Yosemite National Park - Time To Go To Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park experiences a Mediterranean sort of climate with very mild, rainy winters and dry summers. Thunderstorms can be expected in the summers and snowfall is received at the high altitude areas. The seasons can be divided into the basis of peak tourist seasons and off season.

  • June – September: This is the true tourist peak season for all those who want to visit the Yosemite National Park. Displays typical seasonal characteristics, the weather is perfect for some outdoor activities. Moreover, since it’s throughout the summer, almost all the facilities are open to visitors. Camping grounds tend to be full to capacity so book in advance if you’re planning to spend a night under the stars.
  • October-May: It’s glaringly clear when winter’s setting in at the Yosemite National Park. Snowfall is the Park’s tell! The heaviest snowfall is seen during the month of October. Although crowds are smaller in winter, most of the roads and facilities are closed, severely restricting the Park’s accessibility. Come spring, as the water and ice melt, adding to the existing waterfalls and the blossoming foliage, the tourists start flocking in.

So the best time to visit Yosemite National Park is during the months of June to September. But large crowds can be expected during this period resulting in higher tariffs and long waits in queues. A couple of months before and after the peak seasons are great time to visit if you are comfortable with the weather and want cheaper rates.

Climate in Yosemite National Park

Know weather for your travel dates:

18-Oct-2018
Today 18 Oct

59

35

Clear throughout the day.

Wind:4 m/s

Humidity:30%

Precipitation:0%

  • Fri 19 Oct
    57 | 33

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Sat 20 Oct
    54 | 29

    Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Sun 21 Oct
    54 | 30

    Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Mon 22 Oct
    54 | 30

    Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

  • Tue 23 Oct
    56 | 30

    Partly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Wed 24 Oct
    58 | 36

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Yosemite National Park

Average Temperature in Yosemite National Park by month

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  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 37℉

Minimum temperature: 19℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Feb

Average temperature: 42℉

Minimum temperature: 21℉

Maximum temperature: 55℉

Mar

Average temperature: 47℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Apr

Average temperature: 51℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

May

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Jun

Average temperature: 68℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Jul

Average temperature: 74℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Aug

Average temperature: 73℉

Minimum temperature: 52℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Sep

Average temperature: 64℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Oct

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Nov

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Dec

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 18℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Highest temperature in Yosemite National Park is recorded as 95℉ in June, July, August and September.

Lowest temperature in Yosemite National Park is recorded as 17.6℉ in December.

Average Rain in Yosemite National Park by Month (in mm)

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  • 150
  • 100
  • 50 0
Jan

Average Rain: 192.6 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1082.34 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 159.92 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 853.14 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 35.01 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 435.07 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 47.17 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 515.6 mm

May

Average Rain: 7.54 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 94.43 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 5.47 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 54.19 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 0.3 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 3.2 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 34.08 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 8.93 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 192.02 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 1.7 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 47.98 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 16.47 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 270.97 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 75.17 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 963.11 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Yosemite National Park is 1082.34 mm in January.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Yosemite National Park is July.

Average Humidity in Yosemite National Park by Month (in %)

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  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Feb

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Mar

Average Humidity: 62%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Apr

Average Humidity: 55%

Minimum Humidity: 35%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

May

Average Humidity: 48%

Minimum Humidity: 38%

Maximum Humidity: 71%

Jun

Average Humidity: 44%

Minimum Humidity: 35%

Maximum Humidity: 58%

Jul

Average Humidity: 36%

Minimum Humidity: 29%

Maximum Humidity: 45%

Aug

Average Humidity: 44%

Minimum Humidity: 34%

Maximum Humidity: 54%

Sep

Average Humidity: 48%

Minimum Humidity: 37%

Maximum Humidity: 62%

Oct

Average Humidity: 47%

Minimum Humidity: 33%

Maximum Humidity: 63%

Nov

Average Humidity: 66%

Minimum Humidity: 53%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Dec

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Most humid month in Yosemite National Park is January.

Least humid month in Yosemite National Park is July.

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