The best times to visit Forest City for ideal weather are

May 7th to June 24th

or

August 27th 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 Forest City Travel Info

Weather in Forest City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Forest City vary an incredible amount. 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 30th 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 Forest City, 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 85.4°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.1°F (16.7°C) at night.

Forest City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Forest City Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Forest City Perceived Temperature (F)

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Forest City Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Forest City 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 24.6 15.1 6.3
Feb 26.4 16.9 8.6
Mar 43.9 33.4 24.6
Apr 59.3 46.1 35.1
May 72.4 59.3 47.5
Jun 80.6 68.8 57.7
Jul 84.2 72.2 60.5
Aug 82.4 69.9 58.3
Sep 76.4 61.9 49.4
Oct 62.1 49.1 37.7
Nov 46.3 35 25.3
Dec 29.4 20.9 12.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.1 -9.4 -14.3
Feb -3.1 -8.4 -13
Mar 6.6 0.8 -4.1
Apr 15.2 7.8 1.7
May 22.4 15.2 8.6
Jun 27 20.4 14.3
Jul 29 22.3 15.8
Aug 28 21.1 14.6
Sep 24.7 16.6 9.7
Oct 16.7 9.5 3.2
Nov 7.9 1.7 -3.7
Dec -1.4 -6.2 -10.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Forest City are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Forest City? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Forest City 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 Forest City.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 8.3 0.6
Feb 7% 9.3 1
Mar 13% 9.5 1.7
Apr 27% 2.9 5.1
May 28% 0 4.5
Jun 30% 0 5.5
Jul 20% 0 4.1
Aug 18% 0 3.6
Sep 18% 0 2.6
Oct 16% 0 2.6
Nov 12% 3.1 1.4
Dec 12% 6.5 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 21.1 1.5
Feb 7 23.6 2.5
Mar 13 24.1 4.3
Apr 27 7.4 13
May 28 0 11.4
Jun 30 0 14
Jul 20 0 10.4
Aug 18 0 9.1
Sep 18 0 6.6
Oct 16 0 6.6
Nov 12 7.9 3.6
Dec 12 16.5 3.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Forest City has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (55.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.3%).

Wind in Forest City is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by January and February. April’s average wind speed of around 11.5 knots (13.3 MPH or 21.4 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 20.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 11.1 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Feb 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Mar 10.4 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
Apr 11.5 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
May 10.6 Gentle breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Jun 8.5 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.9 Light breeze 13.9 Strong breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Sep 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.5 Strong breeze
Oct 9.2 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Nov 10.6 Gentle breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Dec 10.2 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70%
Feb 69.8%
Mar 67.4%
Apr 56.4%
May 55.2%
Jun 61.4%
Jul 65.4%
Aug 68.2%
Sep 62.9%
Oct 60.3%
Nov 64.9%
Dec 75.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Forest City?

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 Forest City, IA, US is April, followed by June 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 Forest City 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

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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 54.2 in November means 54.2% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Forest City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.3°F (25.2°C) and 27.7°F (-2.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Forest City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 38°F (3.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Forest City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 29.8°F (-1.2°C) and 23.5°F (-4.7°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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