The best times to visit Sidney for ideal weather are

May 28th to October 7th

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 Sidney


Average temperatures in Sidney 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 37th 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 Sidney, 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 94.1°F (34.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.5°F (15.3°C) at night.

Sidney Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sidney 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.

Sidney Perceived Temperature (F)


Sidney Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sidney 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 41.8 27 14.6
Feb 42.6 27.8 16.4
Mar 58.5 40.2 26.1
Apr 63 46.1 32.4
May 71.7 55.8 42.1
Jun 84.7 67.9 53.1
Jul 91.8 74.5 59
Aug 90.5 72.8 57.2
Sep 82.5 63.6 48.2
Oct 66.2 48.7 35.2
Nov 54.1 36.9 23.2
Dec 40.8 25.9 13.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.4 -2.8 -9.7
Feb 5.9 -2.3 -8.7
Mar 14.7 4.6 -3.3
Apr 17.2 7.8 0.2
May 22.1 13.2 5.6
Jun 29.3 19.9 11.7
Jul 33.2 23.6 15
Aug 32.5 22.7 14
Sep 28.1 17.6 9
Oct 19 9.3 1.8
Nov 12.3 2.7 -4.9
Dec 4.9 -3.4 -10.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sidney are January, December, and then March. 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 late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Sidney? 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 Sidney.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.1
Feb 4% 0 0.3
Mar 3% 0 0.4
Apr 14% 0 2.3
May 22% 0 3.4
Jun 18% 0 3.5
Jul 15% 0 2.5
Aug 13% 0 1.9
Sep 13% 0 1.9
Oct 9% 0 1
Nov 5% 0 0.4
Dec 3% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.3
Feb 4 0 0.8
Mar 3 0 1
Apr 14 0 5.8
May 22 0 8.6
Jun 18 0 8.9
Jul 15 0 6.4
Aug 13 0 4.8
Sep 13 0 4.8
Oct 9 0 2.5
Nov 5 0 1
Dec 3 0 0.8


Humidity and Wind

Sidney has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (41.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (55.5%).

Wind in Sidney is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and January. April’s average wind speed of around 11.9 knots (13.6 MPH or 21.9 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 22.2 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 11.1 Significant breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Feb 10.8 Gentle breeze 19.9 Strong breeze
Mar 11.2 Significant breeze 20.5 Strong breeze
Apr 11.9 Significant breeze 21 Strong breeze
May 10.6 Gentle breeze 20 Strong breeze
Jun 9.7 Gentle breeze 19.8 Strong breeze
Jul 8.6 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Aug 8.9 Gentle breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Sep 9.1 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Oct 10.4 Gentle breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
Nov 10.1 Gentle breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Dec 10.6 Gentle breeze 18.9 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50.9%
Feb 55.5%
Mar 41.8%
Apr 46.3%
May 49.6%
Jun 46.2%
Jul 42.8%
Aug 42.1%
Sep 41.1%
Oct 47.5%
Nov 45.5%
Dec 53.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sidney?

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 Sidney, NE, US is August, followed by September and May. 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 Sidney in October. 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 51.9 in October means 51.9% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Sidney Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sidney, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 49.9°F (9.9°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 Sidney to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.4°F (8°C) and 34.3°F (1.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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