The best times to visit El Dorado for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 13th

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



Other El Dorado Travel Info

Weather in El Dorado


Average temperatures in El Dorado vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 27th 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 El Dorado, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 96.2°F (35.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.5°F (22.5°C) at night.

El Dorado Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


El Dorado 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.

El Dorado Perceived Temperature (F)


El Dorado Perceived Temperature (C)



Average El Dorado 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 55.7 43 33.1
Feb 58.8 46 36
Mar 69 55.6 44.5
Apr 76.9 63.3 51.8
May 83.5 71.1 60.4
Jun 91.6 79.4 69.2
Jul 93 80.4 70.6
Aug 94.3 81 70.4
Sep 88.3 74.5 63.7
Oct 77.6 62.9 51
Nov 66.2 52.7 42.3
Dec 58.8 46.5 37.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.2 6.1 0.6
Feb 14.9 7.8 2.2
Mar 20.6 13.1 6.9
Apr 24.9 17.4 11
May 28.6 21.7 15.8
Jun 33.1 26.3 20.7
Jul 33.9 26.9 21.4
Aug 34.6 27.2 21.3
Sep 31.3 23.6 17.6
Oct 25.3 17.2 10.6
Nov 19 11.5 5.7
Dec 14.9 8.1 2.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in El Dorado are June, September, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there is 1 day 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 El Dorado? 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 El Dorado.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 4
Feb 20% 0 2.9
Mar 20% 0 4.1
Apr 23% 0 4.6
May 23% 0 4.6
Jun 14% 0 3.3
Jul 19% 0 3.4
Aug 15% 0 3.1
Sep 15% 0 3.5
Oct 18% 0 5.6
Nov 17% 0 4.2
Dec 24% 0 5.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 10.2
Feb 20 0 7.4
Mar 20 0 10.4
Apr 23 0 11.7
May 23 0 11.7
Jun 14 0 8.4
Jul 19 0 8.6
Aug 15 0 7.9
Sep 15 0 8.9
Oct 18 0 14.2
Nov 17 0 10.7
Dec 24 0 14.5


Humidity and Wind

El Dorado has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (59.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.8%).

Wind in El Dorado is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.8 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Feb 5.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.3 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.8%
Feb 60.5%
Mar 60.7%
Apr 60.3%
May 66.9%
Jun 65.7%
Jul 66.6%
Aug 62.6%
Sep 63.5%
Oct 64.4%
Nov 66.6%
Dec 69.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to El Dorado?

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 El Dorado, AR, US is July, followed by February 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 El Dorado 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 27.6 in November means 27.6% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall El Dorado Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 62.2°F (16.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in El Dorado, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.9°F (32.7°C) and 61°F (16.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 too cold this time of year in El Dorado to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.3°F (16.8°C) and 54.4°F (12.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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