The best times to visit Cle Elum for ideal weather are

July 2nd to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Cle Elum Travel Info

Weather in Cle Elum


Average temperatures in Cle Elum vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 14th 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 Cle Elum, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 71.4°F (21.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.1°F (11.7°C) at night.

Cle Elum Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Cle Elum 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.

Cle Elum Perceived Temperature (F)


Cle Elum Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Cle Elum 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 32.4 27.2 23.5
Feb 34.7 29.8 26.5
Mar 37.4 31.5 27.8
Apr 42.5 35.1 30.8
May 53 43.9 38.1
Jun 58 48.2 42.3
Jul 69 57.4 49.8
Aug 67.3 56.4 50
Sep 62.4 52.6 46.3
Oct 49.3 42.3 37.6
Nov 37.9 33.4 30.3
Dec 31.5 27 23.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.2 -2.7 -4.7
Feb 1.5 -1.2 -3.1
Mar 3 -0.3 -2.3
Apr 5.8 1.7 -0.7
May 11.7 6.6 3.4
Jun 14.4 9 5.7
Jul 20.6 14.1 9.9
Aug 19.6 13.6 10
Sep 16.9 11.4 7.9
Oct 9.6 5.7 3.1
Nov 3.3 0.8 -0.9
Dec -0.3 -2.8 -4.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cle Elum are July, August, and then September. 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 September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Cle Elum? 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 Cle Elum.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 53% 0 11.3
Feb 53% 0 7.3
Mar 71% 0 12
Apr 50% 0 7.1
May 40% 0 6.1
Jun 30% 0 4.1
Jul 12% 0 1.1
Aug 16% 0 1.6
Sep 24% 0 3.8
Oct 35% 0 7.6
Nov 58% 0 13.6
Dec 52% 0 12.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 53 0 28.7
Feb 53 0 18.5
Mar 71 0 30.5
Apr 50 0 18
May 40 0 15.5
Jun 30 0 10.4
Jul 12 0 2.8
Aug 16 0 4.1
Sep 24 0 9.7
Oct 35 0 19.3
Nov 58 0 34.5
Dec 52 0 31.8


Humidity and Wind

Cle Elum has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (62.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (79.8%).

Wind in Cle Elum is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by July and February. January’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 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 January where average top sustained speeds reach 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.3 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.6 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.8 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76%
Feb 79.8%
Mar 78.6%
Apr 69.9%
May 66.1%
Jun 70.6%
Jul 62.3%
Aug 66.2%
Sep 62.8%
Oct 70.7%
Nov 78.4%
Dec 73.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Cle Elum?

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 Cle Elum, WA, 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 Cle Elum 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 36.2 in November means 36.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Cle Elum Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 58°F (14.4°C) and 33.5°F (0.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 12 to 22 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 the least precipitation with 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cle Elum, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.5°F (19.2°C) and 33.8°F (1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 7 to 17 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 Cle Elum to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.7°F (2.1°C) and 29.3°F (-1.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 15 to 17 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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