The best times to visit Chester for ideal weather are

May 21st 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.

 

 


Other Chester Travel Info

Weather in Chester

Temperature

Average temperatures in Chester 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 23rd 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 Chester, 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 84.1°F (28.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.5°F (15.3°C) at night.

Chester Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Chester Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Chester Perceived Temperature (F)

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Chester Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Chester 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 30.2 20.6 11.8
Feb 32.4 22.3 13.1
Mar 42.9 31.7 22
Apr 58.1 45.1 33.4
May 71.7 57.8 44.9
Jun 76.7 64.4 53.5
Jul 82.6 69.9 58.6
Aug 80.3 67.3 56.1
Sep 73.6 60.3 49.6
Oct 60.2 48.6 38.9
Nov 48.2 37.2 28.3
Dec 36.5 27.9 20.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1 -6.3 -11.2
Feb 0.2 -5.4 -10.5
Mar 6.1 -0.2 -5.6
Apr 14.5 7.3 0.8
May 22.1 14.3 7.2
Jun 24.8 18 11.9
Jul 28.1 21.1 14.8
Aug 26.8 19.6 13.4
Sep 23.1 15.7 9.8
Oct 15.7 9.2 3.8
Nov 9 2.9 -2.1
Dec 2.5 -2.3 -6.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chester are November, January, and then March. 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. For example, on the week of January 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Chester? 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 Chester.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 2.5
Feb 21% 0 2.6
Mar 20% 0 2.9
Apr 26% 0 3.4
May 25% 0 3.5
Jun 36% 0 4.7
Jul 30% 0 4.2
Aug 21% 0 3.9
Sep 21% 0 3.6
Oct 25% 0 5.2
Nov 17% 0 2.6
Dec 27% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 6.4
Feb 21 0 6.6
Mar 20 0 7.4
Apr 26 0 8.6
May 25 0 8.9
Jun 36 0 11.9
Jul 30 0 10.7
Aug 21 0 9.9
Sep 21 0 9.1
Oct 25 0 13.2
Nov 17 0 6.6
Dec 27 0 9.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Chester has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (68.1%).

Wind in Chester is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.8 MPH or 7.7 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 to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 3.2 Barely noticeable 10.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.8 Barely noticeable 11 Significant breeze
Mar 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.1 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
May 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.7 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.5 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.2 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.2 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.6 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 3 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.1%
Feb 51.8%
Mar 49.6%
Apr 47.7%
May 53.2%
Jun 63.8%
Jul 64.4%
Aug 65.8%
Sep 68.1%
Oct 66.7%
Nov 59.7%
Dec 65.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Chester?

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 Chester, VT, US is June, followed by August and September. 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 Chester 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

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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 56.3 in November means 56.3% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Chester Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 34.3°F (1.3°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 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Chester, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 41.3°F (5.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 Chester to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.4°F (3.6°C) and 27.1°F (-2.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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