The best times to visit Jackson for ideal weather are

April 9th to July 1st

or

September 3rd to November 4th

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

 

 


Other Jackson Travel Info

Weather in Jackson

Temperature

Average temperatures in Jackson vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Jackson, 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 97.1°F (36.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.3°F (15.2°C) at night.

Jackson Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Jackson 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.

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Jackson Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Jackson 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 58.3 45.7 35.1
Feb 63.7 50.7 38.9
Mar 70.5 55.8 42.3
Apr 76.5 59.9 45.6
May 83.9 66 50.5
Jun 91.5 72.6 55.6
Jul 95.3 75.9 58.9
Aug 94.8 75.3 58.5
Sep 91.7 72.6 56.4
Oct 81.3 64.2 50
Nov 67.6 53 40.7
Dec 57.7 46.2 36.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.6 7.6 1.7
Feb 17.6 10.4 3.8
Mar 21.4 13.2 5.7
Apr 24.7 15.5 7.6
May 28.8 18.9 10.3
Jun 33.1 22.6 13.1
Jul 35.2 24.4 14.9
Aug 34.9 24.1 14.7
Sep 33.2 22.6 13.6
Oct 27.4 17.9 10
Nov 19.8 11.7 4.8
Dec 14.3 7.9 2.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Jackson are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Jackson? 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 Jackson.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Jackson (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 14% 0 1.7
Feb 18% 0 1.8
Mar 13% 0 1.4
Apr 9% 0 1.1
May 3% 0 0.2
Jun 1% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0.1
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 4% 0 0.6
Nov 11% 0 1.2
Dec 21% 0 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 4.3
Feb 18 0 4.6
Mar 13 0 3.6
Apr 9 0 2.8
May 3 0 0.5
Jun 1 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0.3
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 4 0 1.5
Nov 11 0 3
Dec 21 0 6.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Jackson has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (35.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (71.8%).

Wind in Jackson is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.1 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 13.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
May 8.3 Gentle breeze 15.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 8 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 12.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.7%
Feb 65.2%
Mar 54.8%
Apr 45.2%
May 37.6%
Jun 35.2%
Jul 36%
Aug 36%
Sep 36.9%
Oct 44.7%
Nov 62.2%
Dec 71.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Jackson?

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 Jackson, 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 Jackson 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44.8 in November means 44.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Jackson Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 65.4°F (18.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Jackson, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 94.5°F (34.7°C) and 61.8°F (16.6°C), which will feel very nice 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 too cold this time of year in Jackson to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 65.5°F (18.6°C) and 55.9°F (13.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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