The best times to visit St Cloud 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 St Cloud Travel Info

Weather in St Cloud

Temperature

Average temperatures in St Cloud vary an incredible amount. 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 36th 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 St Cloud, 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 85.3°F (29.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61°F (16.1°C) at night.

St Cloud Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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St Cloud 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.

St Cloud Perceived Temperature (F)

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St Cloud Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average St Cloud 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 21.6 11.9 2.7
Feb 24.8 14.2 4.7
Mar 41.1 30.3 20.8
Apr 56.3 44.2 33.7
May 70.4 57.1 45.3
Jun 78.8 66.6 55.2
Jul 84.4 71.8 59.9
Aug 81.8 69.1 57.3
Sep 74.2 60.9 49.5
Oct 58.9 47.5 37.8
Nov 43 33 23.9
Dec 25.8 17.4 9.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.8 -11.2 -16.3
Feb -4 -9.9 -15.2
Mar 5.1 -0.9 -6.2
Apr 13.5 6.8 0.9
May 21.3 13.9 7.4
Jun 26 19.2 12.9
Jul 29.1 22.1 15.5
Aug 27.7 20.6 14.1
Sep 23.4 16.1 9.7
Oct 14.9 8.6 3.2
Nov 6.1 0.6 -4.5
Dec -3.4 -8.1 -12.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in St Cloud are January, February, 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in St Cloud? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in St Cloud is often around around January 15th 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 St Cloud.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in St Cloud (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 7% 7.4 0.6
Feb 7% 8.5 0.8
Mar 15% 8.7 1.8
Apr 21% 3.6 2.7
May 22% 0 4.4
Jun 27% 0 4.6
Jul 18% 0 3.1
Aug 20% 0 4.2
Sep 16% 0 2.9
Oct 20% 1.2 3
Nov 8% 4 1
Dec 12% 5.8 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 18.8 1.5
Feb 7 21.6 2
Mar 15 22.1 4.6
Apr 21 9.1 6.9
May 22 0 11.2
Jun 27 0 11.7
Jul 18 0 7.9
Aug 20 0 10.7
Sep 16 0 7.4
Oct 20 3 7.6
Nov 8 10.2 2.5
Dec 12 14.7 3.3

 

Humidity and Wind

St Cloud has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.1%).

Wind in St Cloud is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by November and May. April’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Apr 8.1 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
May 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6.2 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Aug 5.5 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Sep 6.6 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63%
Feb 59%
Mar 58.3%
Apr 47.1%
May 50.1%
Jun 57.5%
Jul 58.1%
Aug 62.6%
Sep 60.5%
Oct 59.7%
Nov 60.8%
Dec 68.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to St Cloud?

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 St Cloud, MN, US is April, 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 St Cloud 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

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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 54.2 in November means 54.2% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall St Cloud Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 26.7°F (-2.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in St Cloud, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78°F (25.6°C) and 33.3°F (0.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 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 St Cloud to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 27°F (-2.8°C) and 20.6°F (-6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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