The best times to visit Palmdale for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 24th

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 Palmdale Travel Info

Weather in Palmdale

Temperature

Average temperatures in Palmdale 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 48th 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 Palmdale, 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 100.1°F (37.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.4°F (19.7°C) at night.

Palmdale Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Palmdale 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.

Palmdale Perceived Temperature (F)

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Palmdale Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Palmdale 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan61.344.731.5
Feb63.848.635.5
Mar70.754.840.2
Apr76.159.844.9
May83.367.652.5
Jun937760.5
Jul98.583.267.7
Aug98.482.766.5
Sep93.776.760.4
Oct80.963.949
Nov68.952.138.4
Dec57.943.932.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan16.37.1-0.3
Feb17.79.21.9
Mar21.512.74.6
Apr24.515.47.2
May28.519.811.4
Jun33.92515.8
Jul36.928.419.8
Aug36.928.219.2
Sep34.324.815.8
Oct27.217.79.4
Nov20.511.23.6
Dec14.46.60.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Palmdale 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd 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 Palmdale? 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 Palmdale.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan6%00.7
Feb8%00.8
Mar4%00.6
Apr2%00.2
May1%00.2
Jun0%00
Jul1%00.2
Aug0%00
Sep3%00.2
Oct2%00.3
Nov4%00.5
Dec8%01.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan601.8
Feb802
Mar401.5
Apr200.5
May100.5
Jun000
Jul100.5
Aug000
Sep300.5
Oct200.8
Nov401.3
Dec802.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Palmdale has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is August (14.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (44.6%).

Wind in Palmdale is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by June and April. May’s average wind speed of around 11.7 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.7 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 23.1 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.6Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Feb7.7Gentle breeze17Strong breeze
Mar9Gentle breeze19.3Significant breeze
Apr10.7Gentle breeze21.8Strong breeze
May11.7Significant breeze22.1Significant breeze
Jun10.8Gentle breeze20.9Strong breeze
Jul9.4Gentle breeze20Significant breeze
Aug8.7Gentle breeze19.3Strong breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze17.1Significant breeze
Oct7.4Gentle breeze16.1Significant breeze
Nov6.4Light breeze15Significant breeze
Dec6.5Light breeze15.1Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan36.5%
Feb39%
Mar30.6%
Apr25.6%
May21.3%
Jun16.7%
Jul16.1%
Aug14.7%
Sep19.3%
Oct24.8%
Nov31.9%
Dec44.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Palmdale?

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 Palmdale, CA, US is July, followed by February 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 Palmdale 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 45.8 in November means 45.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Palmdale Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 63.5°F (17.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 Palmdale, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 96.9°F (36.1°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 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 Palmdale to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66°F (18.9°C) and 56°F (13.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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