The best times to visit Oak Bluffs for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 14th

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 Oak Bluffs

Temperature

Average temperatures in Oak Bluffs vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Oak Bluffs, 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 81.8°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.9°F (18.3°C) at night.

Oak Bluffs Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Oak Bluffs 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.

Oak Bluffs Perceived Temperature (F)

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Oak Bluffs Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Oak Bluffs 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 40.2 32.4 23.6
Feb 40.1 31.8 23.4
Mar 47 38.2 29.6
Apr 57 47.4 37.7
May 66.8 57 47.7
Jun 74 64.7 55.5
Jul 80.7 71.8 63.2
Aug 79.5 70.3 60.4
Sep 74.2 64.5 54.2
Oct 64.6 55.8 45.4
Nov 54.7 46.2 37.1
Dec 47.5 39.4 30.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.6 0.2 -4.7
Feb 4.5 -0.1 -4.8
Mar 8.3 3.4 -1.3
Apr 13.9 8.6 3.2
May 19.3 13.9 8.7
Jun 23.3 18.2 13.1
Jul 27.1 22.1 17.3
Aug 26.4 21.3 15.8
Sep 23.4 18.1 12.3
Oct 18.1 13.2 7.4
Nov 12.6 7.9 2.8
Dec 8.6 4.1 -0.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Oak Bluffs are September, 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 August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Oak Bluffs? 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 Oak Bluffs.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oak Bluffs (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 20% 0 2.6
Feb 22% 0 2.9
Mar 23% 0 3.5
Apr 19% 0 3.4
May 17% 0 2.9
Jun 20% 0 3
Jul 17% 0 3.3
Aug 16% 0 3.1
Sep 15% 0 3.5
Oct 26% 0 4.8
Nov 24% 0 4.3
Dec 30% 0 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 6.6
Feb 22 0 7.4
Mar 23 0 8.9
Apr 19 0 8.6
May 17 0 7.4
Jun 20 0 7.6
Jul 17 0 8.4
Aug 16 0 7.9
Sep 15 0 8.9
Oct 26 0 12.2
Nov 24 0 10.9
Dec 30 0 12.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Oak Bluffs has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (55.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (74.2%).

Wind in Oak Bluffs is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and December. March’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.5 MPH or 18.6 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 early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Feb 9.7 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
Mar 10 Gentle breeze 17 Significant breeze
Apr 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
May 8.5 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Sep 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Oct 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Nov 9.2 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Dec 9.5 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.7%
Feb 55.5%
Mar 55.2%
Apr 58.1%
May 65.2%
Jun 71.2%
Jul 74.2%
Aug 72.1%
Sep 70.8%
Oct 66.6%
Nov 62.6%
Dec 63.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Oak Bluffs?

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 Oak Bluffs, MA, 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 Oak Bluffs in January. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 51.4 in January means 51.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Oak Bluffs Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 41°F (5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oak Bluffs, 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 51.5°F (10.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 Oak Bluffs to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49°F (9.4°C) and 36.6°F (2.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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