The best times to visit Dell Rapids for ideal weather are

May 14th 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 Dell Rapids Travel Info

Weather in Dell Rapids


Average temperatures in Dell Rapids 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 36th 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 Dell Rapids, 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 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.2°F (16.2°C) at night.

Dell Rapids Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Dell Rapids 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.

Dell Rapids Perceived Temperature (F)


Dell Rapids Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Dell Rapids 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 24.4 14.9 5.7
Feb 28.3 17.5 7.8
Mar 44.6 32.9 21.5
Apr 58.9 46.1 34
May 70.3 57.3 44.7
Jun 78.6 67.5 55.7
Jul 83.6 72.1 59.5
Aug 81.2 69.1 56.8
Sep 75.4 61.3 48.4
Oct 60.7 47.3 36
Nov 45.9 33.6 23
Dec 28.6 18.9 10.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.2 -9.5 -14.6
Feb -2.1 -8.1 -13.4
Mar 7 0.5 -5.8
Apr 14.9 7.8 1.1
May 21.3 14.1 7.1
Jun 25.9 19.7 13.2
Jul 28.7 22.3 15.3
Aug 27.3 20.6 13.8
Sep 24.1 16.3 9.1
Oct 15.9 8.5 2.2
Nov 7.7 0.9 -5
Dec -1.9 -7.3 -12.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dell Rapids are January, February, and then November. 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 February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Dell Rapids? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Dell Rapids is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Dell Rapids.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 3.1 0.7
Feb 7% 3.6 0.9
Mar 10% 1.7 0.9
Apr 19% 1.2 1.9
May 23% 0 3.7
Jun 26% 0 5.7
Jul 15% 0 3
Aug 17% 0 3.4
Sep 14% 0 2.1
Oct 16% 1.1 2.3
Nov 8% 0.8 0.9
Dec 14% 2.2 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 7.9 1.8
Feb 7 9.1 2.3
Mar 10 4.3 2.3
Apr 19 3 4.8
May 23 0 9.4
Jun 26 0 14.5
Jul 15 0 7.6
Aug 17 0 8.6
Sep 14 0 5.3
Oct 16 2.8 5.8
Nov 8 2 2.3
Dec 14 5.6 5.3


Humidity and Wind

Dell Rapids has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78.9%).

Wind in Dell Rapids is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.7 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 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 9.2 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Apr 10.1 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
May 8.8 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Dec 7.7 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.7%
Feb 73.5%
Mar 68.5%
Apr 54%
May 56.1%
Jun 61.2%
Jul 64.1%
Aug 68.5%
Sep 62.1%
Oct 59.9%
Nov 67%
Dec 78.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Dell Rapids?

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 Dell Rapids, SD, 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 Dell Rapids 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 Dell Rapids Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 25°F (-3.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 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 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Dell Rapids, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.5°F (25.8°C) and 38.2°F (3.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Dell Rapids to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.7°F (0.4°C) and 21.5°F (-5.8°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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