The best times to visit Carbondale for ideal weather are
May 28th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Carbondale
Average temperatures in Carbondale vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Carbondale, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 82°F (27.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.1°F (7.8°C) at night.
Carbondale Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Carbondale 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.
Carbondale Perceived Temperature (F)
Carbondale Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Carbondale 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 Carbondale are June, 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 mid April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.
When can you find snow in Carbondale? 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 Carbondale.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Carbondale (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
Carbondale has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (26% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.6%).
Wind in Carbondale is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and April. June’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 10.9 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Carbondale.
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||3.9||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.4||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.7||Light breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||14.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.1||Light breeze||13.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.1||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.2||Light breeze||12.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.9||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.5||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.8||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Carbondale?
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 Carbondale, CO, US is May, followed by July and June. 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 38.8°F (3.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Carbondale, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 75.1°F (23.9°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°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 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 Carbondale to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.8°F (3.8°C) and 28°F (-2.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.