The best times to visit Alexandria for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Alexandria Travel Info

Weather in Alexandria

Temperature

Average temperatures in Alexandria vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Alexandria, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 83.8°F (28.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.9°F (16.6°C) at night.

Alexandria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Alexandria Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Alexandria Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Alexandria Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 19.5 10.5 1.9
Feb 21.8 12 3.2
Mar 38 28.3 20.2
Apr 53.5 42.5 33.1
May 68.5 56.2 45.8
Jun 76.5 65.8 56
Jul 82.5 71.7 61.6
Aug 79.8 68.8 59.2
Sep 72.5 60.7 50.9
Oct 57.2 46.8 38.5
Nov 41 31.8 24.3
Dec 23.9 15.8 8.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.9 -11.9 -16.7
Feb -5.7 -11.1 -16
Mar 3.3 -2.1 -6.6
Apr 11.9 5.8 0.6
May 20.3 13.4 7.7
Jun 24.7 18.8 13.3
Jul 28.1 22.1 16.4
Aug 26.6 20.4 15.1
Sep 22.5 15.9 10.5
Oct 14 8.2 3.6
Nov 5 -0.1 -4.3
Dec -4.5 -9 -13.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Alexandria are January, February, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Alexandria? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Alexandria.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Alexandria (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.2
Feb 3% 0 0.2
Mar 8% 0 1
Apr 15% 0 2
May 23% 0 3.6
Jun 25% 0 3.9
Jul 19% 0 3.7
Aug 20% 0 3.8
Sep 16% 0 2.3
Oct 18% 0 2.9
Nov 3% 0 0.6
Dec 4% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.5
Feb 3 0 0.5
Mar 8 0 2.5
Apr 15 0 5.1
May 23 0 9.1
Jun 25 0 9.9
Jul 19 0 9.4
Aug 20 0 9.7
Sep 16 0 5.8
Oct 18 0 7.4
Nov 3 0 1.5
Dec 4 0 0.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Alexandria has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (52.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.6%).

Wind in Alexandria is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and November. April’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early May where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Alexandria.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Mar 9.2 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Apr 10.2 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
May 9.8 Gentle breeze 17.1 Significant breeze
Jun 8.2 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Jul 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Sep 8.3 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Oct 9.3 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Nov 9.6 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Dec 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.2%
Feb 67%
Mar 65.7%
Apr 52.2%
May 52.7%
Jun 59.5%
Jul 59.6%
Aug 63.8%
Sep 61.9%
Oct 63.1%
Nov 66.3%
Dec 73.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Alexandria?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Alexandria, MN, US is April, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Alexandria in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.2 in November means 54.2% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Alexandria Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 23.6°F (-4.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Alexandria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.2°F (24°C) and 31.3°F (-0.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Alexandria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 24.4°F (-4.2°C) and 18°F (-7.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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