The best times to visit Hershey for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

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

 

 


Other Hershey Travel Info

Weather in Hershey

Temperature

Average temperatures in Hershey 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 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 Hershey, 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 87.4°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.4°F (20.2°C) at night.

Hershey Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Hershey 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.

Hershey Perceived Temperature (F)

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Hershey Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Hershey 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan3931.524.9
Feb38.630.823.9
Mar53.542.833.9
Apr64.753.543.6
May73.86353.2
Jun82.673.164.3
Jul85.975.866.7
Aug8474.566.6
Sep77.167.459.3
Oct6655.847.7
Nov52.844.738
Dec41.234.528.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan3.9-0.3-3.9
Feb3.7-0.7-4.5
Mar11.961.1
Apr18.211.96.4
May23.217.211.8
Jun28.122.817.9
Jul29.924.319.3
Aug28.923.619.2
Sep25.119.715.2
Oct18.913.28.7
Nov11.67.13.3
Dec5.11.4-2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hershey are January, September, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early November. For example, on the week of November 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Hershey? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Hershey 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 Hershey.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan15%1.42.2
Feb19%5.53
Mar21%3.33.2
Apr25%03.3
May27%04.6
Jun27%04.3
Jul27%04.2
Aug23%04
Sep18%05.2
Oct18%03.8
Nov20%1.22.1
Dec31%2.76.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan153.65.6
Feb19147.6
Mar218.48.1
Apr2508.4
May27011.7
Jun27010.9
Jul27010.7
Aug23010.2
Sep18013.2
Oct1809.7
Nov2035.3
Dec316.915.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Hershey has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (64.6%).

Wind in Hershey is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and April. February’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 17.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.3Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Feb8Gentle breeze15.6Significant breeze
Mar7Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
Apr7Gentle breeze14.3Significant breeze
May5.1Light breeze12.1Significant breeze
Jun5.1Light breeze12.8Significant breeze
Jul4.4Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Aug4.2Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Sep4.2Light breeze9.6Significant breeze
Oct4.7Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Nov5.3Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Dec6.6Light breeze14Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan52.8%
Feb52.6%
Mar48.4%
Apr48.1%
May55%
Jun57.6%
Jul56.2%
Aug62.4%
Sep64.2%
Oct64.6%
Nov60.6%
Dec61.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Hershey?

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 Hershey, PA, 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 Hershey in October. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.1 in October means 56.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Hershey Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Hershey, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 far too cold this time of year in Hershey to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.1°F (6.7°C) and 36.2°F (2.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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