The best times to visit Sierra Nevada National Park for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 1st
August 27th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sierra Nevada National Park Travel Guide
Other Sierra Nevada National Park Travel Info
Weather in Sierra Nevada National Park
Average temperatures in Sierra Nevada National Park vary greatly. 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 Sierra Nevada National Park, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 98.1°F (36.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.8°F (16.6°C) at night.
Sierra Nevada National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sierra Nevada National Park Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Sierra Nevada National Park Perceived Temperature (F)
Sierra Nevada National Park Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sierra Nevada 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sierra Nevada National Park are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Sierra Nevada 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sierra Nevada National Park.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sierra Nevada National Park (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Sierra Nevada National Park has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (27.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73.9%).
Wind in Sierra Nevada National Park is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and April. June’s average wind speed of around 4.2 knots (4.8 MPH or 7.7 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 mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sierra Nevada National Park.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||2.5||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.5||Barely noticeable||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.8||Barely noticeable||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||4.2||Light breeze||12.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.2||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||12.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||2.9||Barely noticeable||11.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.4||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.6||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.2||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sierra Nevada National Park?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Spain; 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 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain is July, followed by June 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 Sierra Nevada National Park 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
Overall Sierra Nevada National Park Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 62.6°F (17°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sierra Nevada National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 56.9°F (13.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 5 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 Sierra Nevada National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.6°F (17°C) and 55.1°F (12.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
Best Times to Travel› Spain › Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain