The best times to visit Methow Valley for ideal weather are

May 7th to October 7th

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



Other Methow Valley Travel Info

Weather in Methow Valley


Average temperatures in Methow Valley vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Methow Valley, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 94.2°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.3°F (15.2°C) at night.

Methow Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Methow Valley Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Methow Valley Perceived Temperature (F)


Methow Valley Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Methow Valley 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 32.6 25.9 19.9
Feb 40.9 31.8 24.4
Mar 54.3 41.3 30.1
Apr 63.4 48.6 33.9
May 73.9 58.4 42.6
Jun 80.8 65.4 49.9
Jul 92.5 75.2 57.1
Aug 90.5 73.1 56.3
Sep 80.4 63.2 47.3
Oct 62.7 49.1 37.3
Nov 44.5 35.4 27.6
Dec 33.2 27 20.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.3 -3.4 -6.7
Feb 4.9 -0.1 -4.2
Mar 12.4 5.2 -1.1
Apr 17.4 9.2 1.1
May 23.3 14.7 5.9
Jun 27.1 18.6 9.9
Jul 33.6 24 13.9
Aug 32.5 22.8 13.5
Sep 26.9 17.3 8.5
Oct 17.1 9.5 2.9
Nov 6.9 1.9 -2.4
Dec 0.7 -2.8 -6.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Methow Valley are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd 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 Methow Valley? 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 Methow Valley.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 0.9
Feb 12% 0 0.9
Mar 10% 0 1.1
Apr 6% 0 0.6
May 10% 0 1.3
Jun 14% 0 1.3
Jul 4% 0 0.6
Aug 4% 0 0.4
Sep 5% 0 0.5
Oct 12% 0 1
Nov 14% 0 1.3
Dec 20% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 2.3
Feb 12 0 2.3
Mar 10 0 2.8
Apr 6 0 1.5
May 10 0 3.3
Jun 14 0 3.3
Jul 4 0 1.5
Aug 4 0 1
Sep 5 0 1.3
Oct 12 0 2.5
Nov 14 0 3.3
Dec 20 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Methow Valley has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (25.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (74.9%).

Wind in Methow Valley is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.3 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.8 Light breeze 12.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.2 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
May 6.1 Light breeze 12.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 13.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 12.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.2 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.9%
Feb 68%
Mar 48.3%
Apr 35.5%
May 36.6%
Jun 37.1%
Jul 25.2%
Aug 26.4%
Sep 33.3%
Oct 52.4%
Nov 67.3%
Dec 73.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Methow Valley?

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 Methow Valley, WA, 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 Methow Valley 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

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 36.2 in November means 36.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Methow Valley Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78°F (25.6°C) and 45.6°F (7.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Methow Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 36.5°F (2.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Methow Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.6°F (7.6°C) and 30.8°F (-0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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