The best times to visit Central Montana for ideal weather are
June 18th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Central Montana Travel Guide
Weather in Central Montana
Average temperatures in Central Montana 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 Central Montana, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 89.1°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.2°F (11.2°C) at night.
Central Montana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Central Montana 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.
Central Montana Perceived Temperature (F)
Central Montana Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Central Montana 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 Central Montana are November, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.
When can you find snow in Central Montana? 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 Central Montana.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Central Montana (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
Central Montana has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (28.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (54.1%).
Wind in Central Montana is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 11.9 knots (13.7 MPH or 22.1 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 to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 25.2 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Central Montana.
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||10.8||Gentle breeze||19.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.4||Gentle breeze||20.6||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.9||Significant breeze||22||Strong breeze|
|Apr||9.7||Gentle breeze||19||Strong breeze|
|May||7.7||Gentle breeze||16.3||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7.5||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.5||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Aug||7.9||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.7||Gentle breeze||15.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||8.2||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.4||Gentle breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10.5||Gentle breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Central Montana?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 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 Aug 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Central Montana, 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 Central Montana 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 Central Montana Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.8°F (21°C) and 25.3°F (-3.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Central Montana, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 32.1°F (0.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 7 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 Central Montana to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.1°F (11.2°C) and 25.3°F (-3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.