The best times to visit Redwood National Park for ideal weather are

May 28th 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.

 


Weather in Redwood National Park

Temperature

Average temperatures in Redwood National Park vary little. 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 30th 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 Redwood National Park, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 68°F (20°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.6°F (9.8°C) at night.

Redwood National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Redwood National Park 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.

Redwood National Park Perceived Temperature (F)

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Redwood National Park Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Redwood National Park 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 55.8 45.9 38.3
Feb 55.5 46.9 39.6
Mar 55.8 47.9 40.9
Apr 56.6 48.5 41.1
May 59 51.5 44.9
Jun 62 54.2 47.9
Jul 62.8 55.8 50.8
Aug 64.1 56.6 51.1
Sep 65.3 55.6 48.2
Oct 63.6 53.7 46.4
Nov 59.1 49.8 42.2
Dec 54.4 46 38.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.2 7.7 3.5
Feb 13.1 8.3 4.2
Mar 13.2 8.8 4.9
Apr 13.7 9.2 5.1
May 15 10.8 7.2
Jun 16.7 12.3 8.8
Jul 17.1 13.2 10.4
Aug 17.8 13.7 10.6
Sep 18.5 13.1 9
Oct 17.6 12.1 8
Nov 15.1 9.9 5.7
Dec 12.4 7.8 3.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Redwood National Park are August, July, and then September. 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Redwood National Park? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Redwood National Park.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Redwood National Park (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 26% 0 4.9
Feb 35% 0 5.8
Mar 42% 0 7.1
Apr 27% 0 3.9
May 13% 0 1.6
Jun 8% 0 1.2
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 1% 0 0.2
Sep 7% 0 1.4
Oct 16% 0 3.4
Nov 31% 0 4.8
Dec 44% 0 8.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 12.4
Feb 35 0 14.7
Mar 42 0 18
Apr 27 0 9.9
May 13 0 4.1
Jun 8 0 3
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 1 0 0.5
Sep 7 0 3.6
Oct 16 0 8.6
Nov 31 0 12.2
Dec 44 0 22.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Redwood National Park has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (76.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (84.7%).

Wind in Redwood National Park is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Redwood National Park.

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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 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 13.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.5 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 13.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.5 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 11.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.1%
Feb 77.5%
Mar 77.7%
Apr 76.4%
May 78.2%
Jun 79.8%
Jul 83.8%
Aug 84.7%
Sep 81.8%
Oct 79.6%
Nov 78.6%
Dec 77.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Redwood National Park?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Redwood National Park, the United States 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 Redwood National Park in December. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.3 in December means 36.3% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Redwood National Park Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.6°F (15.9°C) and 55°F (12.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 13 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Redwood National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.4°F (19.1°C) and 57.5°F (14.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 9 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 Redwood National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.8°F (13.8°C) and 53.2°F (11.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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