The best times to visit El Portal for ideal weather are
April 30th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
El Portal Travel Guide
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Weather in El Portal
Average temperatures in El Portal vary greatly. 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 37th 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 Portal, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 94.9°F (34.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.9°F (15.5°C) at night.
El Portal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
El Portal 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.
El Portal Perceived Temperature (F)
El Portal Perceived Temperature (C)
Average El Portal 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 El Portal are August, July, 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 mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.
When can you find snow in El Portal? 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 Portal.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in El Portal (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
El Portal has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (24.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.8%).
Wind in El Portal is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and April. June’s average wind speed of around 2.6 knots (3 MPH or 4.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 9.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in El Portal.
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||1.1||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Feb||1.9||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||2.3||Barely noticeable||8.6||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.5||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.5||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.5||Barely noticeable||8.5||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.4||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2||Barely noticeable||8.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.7||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||1.4||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Dec||1.6||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to El Portal?
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 El Portal, CA, 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 El Portal 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
Overall El Portal Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in El Portal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 too cold this time of year in El Portal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.5°F (16.4°C) and 51.4°F (10.8°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.