The best times to visit Prescott for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 16th

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



Other Prescott Travel Info

Weather in Prescott


Average temperatures in Prescott vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Prescott, 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 81.7°F (27.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.9°F (14.9°C) at night.

Prescott Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Prescott 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.

Prescott Perceived Temperature (F)


Prescott Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Prescott 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 26.7 16.6 7.1
Feb 28.9 18.9 8.9
Mar 40.4 30 20.7
Apr 55.8 43.8 33.3
May 69.8 58.1 45.8
Jun 75.1 64.2 52.9
Jul 80.7 69.3 57.6
Aug 78.3 66.8 55.4
Sep 72 59.4 48.7
Oct 59.3 48 39.2
Nov 47.1 37.1 28.3
Dec 33.8 25.6 17.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.9 -8.6 -13.8
Feb -1.7 -7.3 -12.8
Mar 4.7 -1.1 -6.3
Apr 13.2 6.6 0.7
May 21 14.5 7.7
Jun 23.9 17.9 11.6
Jul 27.1 20.7 14.2
Aug 25.7 19.3 13
Sep 22.2 15.2 9.3
Oct 15.2 8.9 4
Nov 8.4 2.8 -2.1
Dec 1 -3.6 -8.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Prescott are February, January, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early November. For example, on the week of November 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Prescott? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Prescott is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Prescott.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 5.2 2.2
Feb 15% 6.5 1.7
Mar 17% 4.9 2
Apr 27% 0.7 3.2
May 26% 0 3.1
Jun 25% 0 3.9
Jul 22% 0 3.1
Aug 22% 0 4.6
Sep 20% 0 2.9
Oct 29% 1.6 3.5
Nov 17% 0.7 1.9
Dec 26% 2.7 3.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 13.2 5.6
Feb 15 16.5 4.3
Mar 17 12.4 5.1
Apr 27 1.8 8.1
May 26 0 7.9
Jun 25 0 9.9
Jul 22 0 7.9
Aug 22 0 11.7
Sep 20 0 7.4
Oct 29 4.1 8.9
Nov 17 1.8 4.8
Dec 26 6.9 8.1


Humidity and Wind

Prescott has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.4%).

Wind in Prescott is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.9 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.9 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.1 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.1 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.6%
Feb 64.2%
Mar 56.7%
Apr 54.4%
May 58.5%
Jun 66.4%
Jul 65.8%
Aug 71.6%
Sep 72.8%
Oct 70%
Nov 65.9%
Dec 74.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Prescott?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; 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 Oct 07, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Prescott, ON, Canada is August, followed by September and July. 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 Prescott 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 49.3 in November means 49.3% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Prescott Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.8°F (23.2°C) and 30.3°F (-0.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Prescott, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 40.4°F (4.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Prescott to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 37.4°F (3°C) and 22.7°F (-5.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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