The best times to visit Downtown Spokane for ideal weather are
May 7th 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.
Downtown Spokane Travel Guide
Other Downtown Spokane Travel Info
Weather in Downtown Spokane
Average temperatures in Downtown Spokane vary drastically. 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 34th 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 Downtown Spokane, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 91.3°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.4°F (14.1°C) at night.
Downtown Spokane Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Downtown Spokane Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Downtown Spokane Perceived Temperature (F)
Downtown Spokane Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Downtown Spokane 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown Spokane 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 late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Downtown Spokane? 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 Downtown Spokane.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Downtown Spokane (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Downtown Spokane has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (29.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73%).
Wind in Downtown Spokane is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.4 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Downtown Spokane.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||2.8||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||12.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.1||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||12.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown Spokane?
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 Downtown Spokane, WA, US is July, followed by August and May. 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 Downtown Spokane in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Downtown Spokane Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 45.2°F (7.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Downtown Spokane, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 7 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 Downtown Spokane to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.3°F (7.9°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.