The best times to visit Lava Hot Springs for ideal weather are

June 4th 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.

 

 


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Weather in Lava Hot Springs

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lava Hot Springs vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Lava Hot Springs, 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 88.4°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.6°F (12.6°C) at night.

Lava Hot Springs Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lava Hot Springs 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.

Lava Hot Springs Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lava Hot Springs Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lava Hot Springs 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 28.5 20 12
Feb 33.4 24.5 16
Mar 42.6 33.4 23.6
Apr 53.5 42.4 29.4
May 61.9 51.2 36.2
Jun 75.2 62.9 44.7
Jul 86.4 73.4 53.3
Aug 84.4 70.7 50
Sep 75.4 61 40.8
Oct 57.3 45.3 32.2
Nov 43.5 33.6 23
Dec 30.1 22.7 15.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.9 -6.7 -11.1
Feb 0.8 -4.2 -8.9
Mar 5.9 0.8 -4.7
Apr 11.9 5.8 -1.4
May 16.6 10.7 2.3
Jun 24 17.2 7.1
Jul 30.2 23 11.8
Aug 29.1 21.5 10
Sep 24.1 16.1 4.9
Oct 14.1 7.4 0.1
Nov 6.4 0.9 -5
Dec -1.1 -5.2 -8.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lava Hot Springs are July, August, and then November. 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 July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lava Hot Springs (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 10% 13.2 1
Feb 15% 18.1 1
Mar 10% 9.9 0.9
Apr 16% 6.3 1.1
May 13% 1.6 1.6
Jun 8% 0 0.9
Jul 2% 0 0.1
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 6% 0 0.4
Oct 11% 1.7 0.8
Nov 5% 2.4 0.6
Dec 10% 5.2 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 33.5 2.5
Feb 15 46 2.5
Mar 10 25.1 2.3
Apr 16 16 2.8
May 13 4.1 4.1
Jun 8 0 2.3
Jul 2 0 0.3
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 6 0 1
Oct 11 4.3 2
Nov 5 6.1 1.5
Dec 10 13.2 1.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Lava Hot Springs has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (26.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (67%).

Wind in Lava Hot Springs is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.5 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 15.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lava Hot Springs.

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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 6.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
May 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6.7 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Nov 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67%
Feb 66.6%
Mar 59.2%
Apr 46.4%
May 40.8%
Jun 33.8%
Jul 26.2%
Aug 26.3%
Sep 27.8%
Oct 45.1%
Nov 51.9%
Dec 66.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lava Hot Springs?

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 Lava Hot Springs, ID, 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 Lava Hot Springs in December. 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 36.5 in December means 36.5% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Lava Hot Springs Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.5°F (21.4°C) and 34.2°F (1.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lava Hot Springs, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.4°F (25.2°C) and 34.9°F (1.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Lava Hot Springs to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.6°F (1.4°C) and 27.4°F (-2.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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