The best times to visit Mojave Desert for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 3rd


October 1st 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 Mojave Desert Travel Info

Weather in Mojave Desert


Average temperatures in Mojave Desert vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Mojave Desert, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 101.6°F (38.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77°F (25°C) at night.

Mojave Desert Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Mojave Desert 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.

Mojave Desert Perceived Temperature (F)


Mojave Desert Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Mojave Desert 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 61.1 50.9 43.5
Feb 64.9 53.4 45
Mar 71.1 59.1 49.8
Apr 77.7 64.3 53.3
May 84.3 70.6 59.1
Jun 96.7 82.2 69.2
Jul 100.1 87.3 75.5
Aug 99.3 86.7 74.8
Sep 94 81.7 70.7
Oct 81.5 69.5 59.8
Nov 66.7 56.1 48.2
Dec 57.3 48.2 41.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.2 10.5 6.4
Feb 18.3 11.9 7.2
Mar 21.7 15.1 9.9
Apr 25.4 17.9 11.8
May 29.1 21.4 15.1
Jun 35.9 27.9 20.7
Jul 37.8 30.7 24.2
Aug 37.4 30.4 23.8
Sep 34.4 27.6 21.5
Oct 27.5 20.8 15.4
Nov 19.3 13.4 9
Dec 14.1 9 5.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mojave Desert are April, May, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Mojave Desert? 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 Mojave Desert.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mojave Desert (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.2
Feb 3% 0 0.2
Mar 3% 0 0.2
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 3% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.4
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 3% 0 0.7
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 3% 0 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.5
Feb 3 0 0.5
Mar 3 0 0.5
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 3 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 1
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 3 0 1.8
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 3 0 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Mojave Desert has no months that would be considered humid, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is June (9.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (31.7%).

Wind in Mojave Desert is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 11.7 knots (13.4 MPH or 21.6 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 24.3 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.2 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Mar 10 Gentle breeze 20.4 Significant breeze
Apr 11.7 Significant breeze 22.9 Very strong breeze
May 11.6 Significant breeze 22.6 Significant breeze
Jun 10.8 Gentle breeze 21.7 Strong breeze
Jul 9 Gentle breeze 19.6 Significant breeze
Aug 8.7 Gentle breeze 19.4 Strong breeze
Sep 8.1 Gentle breeze 17.8 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Nov 8 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 20.7%
Feb 22.7%
Mar 19.9%
Apr 15.5%
May 14.1%
Jun 9.7%
Jul 13.7%
Aug 12.9%
Sep 14.8%
Oct 18.8%
Nov 22.3%
Dec 31.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Mojave Desert?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Mojave Desert, the United States is May, followed by December 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 Mojave Desert 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.6 in November means 54.6% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Mojave Desert Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 62.8°F (17.1°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 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Mojave Desert, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 97°F (36.1°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C), which will feel very nice 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 Mojave Desert to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.2°F (19.6°C) and 54.5°F (12.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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