The best times to visit Platte for ideal weather are

May 14th 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.



Other Platte Travel Info

Weather in Platte


Average temperatures in Platte vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Platte, 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 91.7°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.2°F (17.9°C) at night.

Platte Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Platte 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.

Platte Perceived Temperature (F)


Platte Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Platte 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 32.1 20.6 10.9
Feb 33.7 21.3 12.1
Mar 51.1 36.5 25.9
Apr 61.2 46.8 35.4
May 71.6 57.9 46.5
Jun 81.4 68.5 57.2
Jul 89.1 75.3 63
Aug 86.1 72.5 60.9
Sep 79.7 64.2 51.6
Oct 64 49.8 38.5
Nov 49.6 35.8 25.1
Dec 32.7 21.6 12.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.1 -6.3 -11.7
Feb 0.9 -5.9 -11.1
Mar 10.6 2.5 -3.4
Apr 16.2 8.2 1.9
May 22 14.4 8.1
Jun 27.4 20.3 14
Jul 31.7 24.1 17.2
Aug 30.1 22.5 16.1
Sep 26.5 17.9 10.9
Oct 17.8 9.9 3.6
Nov 9.8 2.1 -3.8
Dec 0.4 -5.8 -10.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Platte are November, January, and then December. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Platte? 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 Platte.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.6
Feb 9% 0 0.9
Mar 8% 0 1.1
Apr 19% 0 2.5
May 23% 0 3.4
Jun 22% 0 4.7
Jul 12% 0 2.5
Aug 15% 0 2.9
Sep 10% 0 1.7
Oct 13% 0 2.4
Nov 3% 0 0.4
Dec 6% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.5
Feb 9 0 2.3
Mar 8 0 2.8
Apr 19 0 6.4
May 23 0 8.6
Jun 22 0 11.9
Jul 12 0 6.4
Aug 15 0 7.4
Sep 10 0 4.3
Oct 13 0 6.1
Nov 3 0 1
Dec 6 0 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Platte has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (65.4%).

Wind in Platte is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.7 MPH or 20.4 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 20.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 9.6 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Feb 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Mar 10.2 Gentle breeze 17.8 Significant breeze
Apr 11 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
May 10.4 Gentle breeze 18.5 Significant breeze
Jun 9.1 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Jul 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Sep 8.8 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Oct 9.3 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.8%
Feb 60.5%
Mar 54.7%
Apr 48.7%
May 53.9%
Jun 58.1%
Jul 55%
Aug 59.2%
Sep 52.6%
Oct 53.1%
Nov 54.8%
Dec 65.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Platte?

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 Platte, SD, US is July, followed by August and February. 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 Platte 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 42.4 in November means 42.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Platte Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 31.7°F (-0.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Platte, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82°F (27.8°C) and 41.4°F (5.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Platte to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.9°F (2.7°C) and 29°F (-1.7°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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