The best times to visit Jackson for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Jackson Travel Guide
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Weather in Jackson
Average temperatures in Jackson vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 56.1°F (13.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 44.9°F (7.2°C) at night.
Jackson Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Jackson 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.
Jackson Perceived Temperature (F)
Jackson Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 Jackson are September, January, and then August. 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. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.
When can you find snow in Jackson? 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 Jackson is often around around February 12th 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 Jackson.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Jackson (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
Jackson has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (69.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (87.8%).
Wind in Jackson is usually extremely strong. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 40.5 knots (46.6 MPH or 75 KPH) is considered “gale force winds.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 61.2 knots, which is considered violent storm.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Jackson.
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||40.5||Gale force winds||57.9||Violent storm|
|Feb||38.1||Gale force winds||55.8||Strong storm wind|
|Mar||36||Gale force winds||52.6||Violent storm|
|Apr||32.5||Moderate gale winds||48.6||Strong storm wind|
|May||26.4||Very strong breeze||39.9||Violent storm|
|Jun||23.8||Very strong breeze||36||Gale force winds|
|Jul||23.2||Very strong breeze||35.2||Violent storm|
|Aug||21.5||Strong breeze||33.5||Moderate gale winds|
|Sep||25.2||Very strong breeze||38.1||Violent storm|
|Oct||32.4||Moderate gale winds||46.7||Severe gale force winds|
|Nov||34.6||Gale force winds||49.4||Violent storm|
|Dec||37.9||Gale force winds||54.9||Strong storm wind|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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, NH, US is June, followed by August and September. 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
Overall Jackson Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 49.3°F (9.6°C) and 15.9°F (-8.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with roughly 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see moderate precipitation with 12 to 15 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 53.3°F (11.8°C) and 25.8°F (-3.4°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 14 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 Jackson to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 23.6°F (-4.7°C) and 10.3°F (-12.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 11 to 18 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.