The best times to visit Chinle 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 Chinle Travel Info

Weather in Chinle


Average temperatures in Chinle vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Chinle, 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 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.4°F (9.7°C) at night.

Chinle Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Chinle 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.

Chinle Perceived Temperature (F)


Chinle Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Chinle 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 44.7 26.3 11.7
Feb 48.8 31.9 17.4
Mar 59.1 40.6 22.8
Apr 65.6 47.4 28.5
May 73 55.3 35.6
Jun 85.4 67.8 45.1
Jul 87.1 70.2 53.8
Aug 84.7 68 51.7
Sep 79.3 61.1 43.1
Oct 68.3 48.9 30.6
Nov 56.9 37.1 20.4
Dec 44.3 28.6 15.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.1 -3.2 -11.3
Feb 9.3 -0.1 -8.1
Mar 15.1 4.8 -5.1
Apr 18.7 8.6 -1.9
May 22.8 12.9 2
Jun 29.7 19.9 7.3
Jul 30.6 21.2 12.1
Aug 29.3 20 10.9
Sep 26.3 16.2 6.2
Oct 20.2 9.4 -0.8
Nov 13.8 2.8 -6.4
Dec 6.8 -1.9 -9.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chinle are June, May, 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 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 early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Chinle? 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 Chinle.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.9
Feb 13% 0 1
Mar 6% 0 0.5
Apr 8% 0 0.7
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 16% 0 2.4
Aug 17% 0 1.5
Sep 8% 0 0.9
Oct 11% 0 1.4
Nov 8% 0 0.8
Dec 13% 0 1.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.3
Feb 13 0 2.5
Mar 6 0 1.3
Apr 8 0 1.8
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 16 0 6.1
Aug 17 0 3.8
Sep 8 0 2.3
Oct 11 0 3.6
Nov 8 0 2
Dec 13 0 3


Humidity and Wind

Chinle has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (13.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (51.5%).

Wind in Chinle is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 19.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 15.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
May 6.6 Light breeze 17.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 14 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 12.8 Significant breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 12.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 12.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 49.5%
Feb 44.3%
Mar 27.7%
Apr 19.9%
May 21.7%
Jun 13.6%
Jul 35.6%
Aug 37.3%
Sep 34.6%
Oct 30.9%
Nov 35.7%
Dec 51.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Chinle?

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 Chinle, AZ, US is July, followed by March 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 Chinle 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

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 57.9 in November means 57.9% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Chinle Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.7°F (27.1°C) and 52.7°F (11.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 0 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Chinle, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.1°F (27.8°C) and 52.2°F (11.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Chinle to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.7°F (11.5°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°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.


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