The best times to visit Ellensburg for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 7th

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



Other Ellensburg Travel Info

Weather in Ellensburg


Average temperatures in Ellensburg vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Ellensburg, 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 93.4°F (34.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.7°F (14.3°C) at night.

Ellensburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ellensburg 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.

Ellensburg Perceived Temperature (F)


Ellensburg Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ellensburg 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 38.2 30.2 23.8
Feb 47.2 36.5 28.6
Mar 55.6 42.1 31.4
Apr 62.3 48 35.6
May 73.3 57.7 44
Jun 80.1 64.4 51.3
Jul 91.2 73.2 57.4
Aug 89.2 71.2 56.1
Sep 80.6 62.4 47.2
Oct 64.6 49.4 38
Nov 48.5 37.7 29.4
Dec 38.2 29.7 22.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.4 -1 -4.6
Feb 8.4 2.5 -1.9
Mar 13.1 5.6 -0.3
Apr 16.8 8.9 2
May 22.9 14.3 6.7
Jun 26.7 18 10.7
Jul 32.9 22.9 14.1
Aug 31.8 21.8 13.4
Sep 27 16.9 8.4
Oct 18.1 9.7 3.3
Nov 9.2 3.2 -1.4
Dec 3.4 -1.3 -5.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ellensburg 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 early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Ellensburg? 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 Ellensburg.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 0.9
Feb 11% 0 0.8
Mar 10% 0 0.9
Apr 7% 0 0.5
May 9% 0 1.1
Jun 4% 0 0.4
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 4% 0 0.5
Oct 9% 0 0.9
Nov 11% 0 1
Dec 15% 0 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 2.3
Feb 11 0 2
Mar 10 0 2.3
Apr 7 0 1.3
May 9 0 2.8
Jun 4 0 1
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 4 0 1.3
Oct 9 0 2.3
Nov 11 0 2.5
Dec 15 0 3.6


Humidity and Wind

Ellensburg has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (30.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (68.2%).

Wind in Ellensburg is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 12.3 knots (14.1 MPH or 22.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 24.1 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.1 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Mar 7.2 Gentle breeze 17.3 Significant breeze
Apr 10 Gentle breeze 20.6 Strong breeze
May 10.5 Gentle breeze 20.3 Significant breeze
Jun 12.3 Significant breeze 21.8 Strong breeze
Jul 11.5 Significant breeze 20.7 Significant breeze
Aug 10.5 Gentle breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Sep 7.8 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.2%
Feb 61.1%
Mar 50.8%
Apr 40.9%
May 38%
Jun 36.5%
Jul 30.3%
Aug 33.3%
Sep 39.1%
Oct 52.3%
Nov 62.4%
Dec 68%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ellensburg?

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 Ellensburg, WA, 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 Ellensburg 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 36.2 in November means 36.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Ellensburg Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 50°F (10°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ellensburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 41.9°F (5.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Ellensburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.3°F (10.2°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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