The best times to visit Lancaster for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 17th

or

September 10th 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 Lancaster Travel Info

Weather in Lancaster

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lancaster vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Lancaster, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 100.5°F (38.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.4°F (19.7°C) at night.

Lancaster Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lancaster 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.

Lancaster Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lancaster Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lancaster 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 60.9 42.9 28.5
Feb 63.9 47.9 34.1
Mar 70.9 54.7 40
Apr 75.8 59.6 44.6
May 83.4 67.6 52.7
Jun 93.1 77.4 61.9
Jul 99 83.4 67.4
Aug 98.9 82.6 65.2
Sep 94 76.2 57.7
Oct 81.3 62.9 46.1
Nov 68.8 50.9 35.6
Dec 57.9 42.7 30.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.1 6.1 -1.9
Feb 17.7 8.8 1.2
Mar 21.6 12.6 4.4
Apr 24.3 15.3 7
May 28.6 19.8 11.5
Jun 33.9 25.2 16.6
Jul 37.2 28.6 19.7
Aug 37.2 28.1 18.4
Sep 34.4 24.6 14.3
Oct 27.4 17.2 7.8
Nov 20.4 10.5 2
Dec 14.4 5.9 -0.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lancaster are June, August, and then May. 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Lancaster? 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 Lancaster.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lancaster (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 8% 0 1.1
Feb 9% 0 0.9
Mar 3% 0 0.5
Apr 3% 0 0.3
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 1% 0 0.3
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 3% 0 0.3
Nov 5% 0 0.5
Dec 9% 0 1.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.8
Feb 9 0 2.3
Mar 3 0 1.3
Apr 3 0 0.8
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 1 0 0.8
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 3 0 0.8
Nov 5 0 1.3
Dec 9 0 3

 

Humidity and Wind

Lancaster has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is August (14.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (44.7%).

Wind in Lancaster is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 13.2 knots (15.2 MPH or 24.5 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 24.5 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 5.5 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Feb 8.2 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Mar 10 Gentle breeze 20.3 Significant breeze
Apr 12.3 Significant breeze 23 Very strong breeze
May 13.2 Significant breeze 23.1 Significant breeze
Jun 13 Significant breeze 22.7 Very strong breeze
Jul 10.8 Gentle breeze 20.8 Significant breeze
Aug 9.8 Gentle breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Sep 8 Gentle breeze 17.8 Significant breeze
Oct 7.7 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 15.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 37.7%
Feb 39.6%
Mar 31.2%
Apr 26.8%
May 21.9%
Jun 17.4%
Jul 16.7%
Aug 14.9%
Sep 18.9%
Oct 26.2%
Nov 32.2%
Dec 44.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lancaster?

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 Lancaster, CA, US is July, followed by August and June. 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 Lancaster 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.1 in November means 48.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Lancaster Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 63.8°F (17.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 Lancaster, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 97.4°F (36.3°C) and 63.4°F (17.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Lancaster to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 55.8°F (13.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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