The best times to visit Big Timber for ideal weather are
June 11th 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.
Big Timber Travel Guide
Weather in Big Timber
Average temperatures in Big Timber vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 36th 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 Big Timber, 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 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.9°F (10.5°C) at night.
Big Timber Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Big Timber Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Big Timber Perceived Temperature (F)
Big Timber Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Big Timber 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Big Timber are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Big Timber? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Big Timber.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Big Timber (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Big Timber has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (29.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (45.9%).
Wind in Big Timber is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 18.6 knots (21.4 MPH or 34.4 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 31.2 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Big Timber.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||18.6||Strong breeze||29.1||Moderate gale winds|
|Feb||14.5||Significant breeze||24.1||Very strong breeze|
|Mar||14.5||Significant breeze||25.3||Moderate gale winds|
|Apr||11.8||Significant breeze||21.8||Strong breeze|
|May||10.1||Gentle breeze||19.6||Moderate gale winds|
|Jun||9||Gentle breeze||20.2||Strong breeze|
|Jul||8||Gentle breeze||19||Moderate gale winds|
|Aug||8.5||Gentle breeze||19.5||Strong breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||18.6||Moderate gale winds|
|Oct||12||Significant breeze||21.4||Strong breeze|
|Nov||16.1||Significant breeze||26.6||Moderate gale winds|
|Dec||16.7||Significant breeze||27.2||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Big Timber?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 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 Mar 15, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Big Timber, MT, US is July, followed by June and August. 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 Big Timber 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
Overall Big Timber Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70°F (21.1°C) and 41°F (5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Big Timber, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Big Timber to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.8°F (6.6°C) and 34.1°F (1.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.