The best times to visit Bethel for ideal weather are

May 7th to October 7th

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



Other Bethel Travel Info

Weather in Bethel


Average temperatures in Bethel vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Bethel, 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 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.5°F (17.5°C) at night.

Bethel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bethel 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.

Bethel Perceived Temperature (F)


Bethel Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bethel 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 36.3 27.2 18.1
Feb 37.3 27.8 18.5
Mar 48.1 37.4 27.9
Apr 61 49.2 37.9
May 72 59.7 47.8
Jun 78.2 67.3 56.8
Jul 83.4 72.8 62.5
Aug 80.9 70.2 59.8
Sep 75.4 64 53.4
Oct 64.2 53 42.8
Nov 52.6 42 32.3
Dec 43 34.2 25.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.4 -2.7 -7.7
Feb 2.9 -2.3 -7.5
Mar 8.9 3 -2.3
Apr 16.1 9.6 3.3
May 22.2 15.4 8.8
Jun 25.7 19.6 13.8
Jul 28.6 22.7 16.9
Aug 27.2 21.2 15.4
Sep 24.1 17.8 11.9
Oct 17.9 11.7 6
Nov 11.4 5.6 0.2
Dec 6.1 1.2 -3.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bethel are November, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October to early November. For example, on the week of October 29th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

When can you find snow in Bethel? 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 Bethel.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 2.8
Feb 21% 0 2.9
Mar 22% 0 4.5
Apr 21% 0 3.5
May 26% 0 3.6
Jun 28% 0 5
Jul 26% 0 5
Aug 23% 0 4.6
Sep 19% 0 4.5
Oct 22% 0 4.1
Nov 19% 0 2.7
Dec 28% 0 5.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 7.1
Feb 21 0 7.4
Mar 22 0 11.4
Apr 21 0 8.9
May 26 0 9.1
Jun 28 0 12.7
Jul 26 0 12.7
Aug 23 0 11.7
Sep 19 0 11.4
Oct 22 0 10.4
Nov 19 0 6.9
Dec 28 0 14


Humidity and Wind

Bethel has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (48.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (67.4%).

Wind in Bethel is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Feb 5.6 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
May 5 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.4%
Feb 51.6%
Mar 48.8%
Apr 48.8%
May 59.4%
Jun 65.4%
Jul 64.3%
Aug 66.2%
Sep 67.4%
Oct 64.8%
Nov 58.5%
Dec 62.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bethel?

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 Bethel, CT, US is July, followed by October and February. 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 Bethel in December. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 52.8 in December means 52.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Bethel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 39.2°F (4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bethel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80°F (26.7°C) and 47.2°F (8.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Bethel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.8°F (6.6°C) and 32.7°F (0.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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