The best times to visit Algona for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 23rd

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



Other Algona Travel Info

Weather in Algona


Average temperatures in Algona 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 less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Algona, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 84.4°F (29.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.7°F (16.5°C) at night.

Algona Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Algona Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Algona Perceived Temperature (F)


Algona Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Algona 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 24.5 15 6.2
Feb 26.4 16.5 8.2
Mar 44.1 33.3 25
Apr 59.5 45.8 35
May 72.7 58.9 47.1
Jun 80.3 68.4 57.7
Jul 83.6 72 60.8
Aug 80.9 69.1 58.5
Sep 76.2 61.8 49.7
Oct 62.2 48.9 38.1
Nov 46.4 34.4 24.7
Dec 28.6 19.6 11.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.2 -9.4 -14.3
Feb -3.1 -8.6 -13.2
Mar 6.7 0.7 -3.9
Apr 15.3 7.7 1.7
May 22.6 14.9 8.4
Jun 26.8 20.2 14.3
Jul 28.7 22.2 16
Aug 27.2 20.6 14.7
Sep 24.6 16.6 9.8
Oct 16.8 9.4 3.4
Nov 8 1.3 -4.1
Dec -1.9 -6.9 -11.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Algona are February, January, 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 late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Algona? 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 Algona.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.3
Feb 4% 0 0.6
Mar 10% 0 1.2
Apr 20% 0 2.8
May 25% 0 4.2
Jun 25% 0 4.9
Jul 14% 0 2.9
Aug 19% 0 3.3
Sep 17% 0 2.2
Oct 16% 0 2.7
Nov 6% 0 1
Dec 7% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 0.8
Feb 4 0 1.5
Mar 10 0 3
Apr 20 0 7.1
May 25 0 10.7
Jun 25 0 12.4
Jul 14 0 7.4
Aug 19 0 8.4
Sep 17 0 5.6
Oct 16 0 6.9
Nov 6 0 2.5
Dec 7 0 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Algona has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (54.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.7%).

Wind in Algona is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and January. April’s average wind speed of around 12.4 knots (14.3 MPH or 22.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 21.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 11.8 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
Feb 11.3 Significant breeze 18.3 Strong breeze
Mar 11.1 Significant breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Apr 12.4 Significant breeze 20.4 Strong breeze
May 11.8 Significant breeze 20.2 Strong breeze
Jun 9.2 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Strong breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Sep 7.7 Gentle breeze 14 Strong breeze
Oct 9.5 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Nov 11.3 Significant breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Dec 10.8 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.8%
Feb 70.1%
Mar 68.7%
Apr 56.2%
May 54.2%
Jun 60.7%
Jul 65.5%
Aug 71.7%
Sep 62.7%
Oct 58.6%
Nov 63.4%
Dec 74.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Algona?

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 Algona, IA, 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 Algona 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

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 Algona Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 27°F (-2.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 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 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Algona, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 37.8°F (3.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 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 Algona to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 29.3°F (-1.5°C) and 23.4°F (-4.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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