The best times to visit Colfax for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 17th


August 27th 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.



Other Colfax Travel Info

Weather in Colfax


Average temperatures in Colfax vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Colfax, 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 86.5°F (30.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.7°F (19.3°C) at night.

Colfax Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Colfax 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.

Colfax Perceived Temperature (F)


Colfax Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Colfax 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 20.6 12.9
Feb 31.1 22.4 15.1
Mar 49.2 38.6 30.7
Apr 62.6 50.4 40.7
May 74 62.5 52.8
Jun 82.4 71.7 63
Jul 85.1 74.7 65.5
Aug 83 72.9 63.9
Sep 77.3 65.6 55.6
Oct 64.2 52.9 43.6
Nov 49.2 39 31
Dec 33.9 26.1 19.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.1 -6.3 -10.6
Feb -0.5 -5.3 -9.4
Mar 9.6 3.7 -0.7
Apr 17 10.2 4.8
May 23.3 16.9 11.6
Jun 28 22.1 17.2
Jul 29.5 23.7 18.6
Aug 28.3 22.7 17.7
Sep 25.2 18.7 13.1
Oct 17.9 11.6 6.4
Nov 9.6 3.9 -0.6
Dec 1.1 -3.3 -7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Colfax are January, November, and then February. 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 late April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Colfax? 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 Colfax.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 0.9
Feb 15% 0 1.6
Mar 16% 0 2
Apr 25% 0 4.6
May 23% 0 4.6
Jun 32% 0 6.8
Jul 17% 0 4
Aug 23% 0 4.9
Sep 18% 0 3.1
Oct 15% 0 3.1
Nov 11% 0 1.6
Dec 15% 0 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 2.3
Feb 15 0 4.1
Mar 16 0 5.1
Apr 25 0 11.7
May 23 0 11.7
Jun 32 0 17.3
Jul 17 0 10.2
Aug 23 0 12.4
Sep 18 0 7.9
Oct 15 0 7.9
Nov 11 0 4.1
Dec 15 0 6.4


Humidity and Wind

Colfax has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.7%).

Wind in Colfax is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 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 to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 18.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 9.2 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Feb 8.9 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Mar 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Apr 10.2 Gentle breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
May 9.4 Gentle breeze 17.7 Significant breeze
Jun 7.4 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Sep 6.5 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Oct 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Dec 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.8%
Feb 67.9%
Mar 64%
Apr 55.9%
May 57.4%
Jun 65.4%
Jul 67%
Aug 67%
Sep 59.5%
Oct 56.5%
Nov 62.4%
Dec 74.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Colfax?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Colfax, IA, US is June, followed by May and February. 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 Colfax 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 48.4 in November means 48.4% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Colfax Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 33°F (0.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 5 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Colfax, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 41.1°F (5.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Colfax to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.9°F (1.6°C) and 29°F (-1.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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