The best times to visit Stanislaus National Forest for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 23rd

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



Other Stanislaus National Forest Travel Info

Weather in Stanislaus National Forest


Average temperatures in Stanislaus National Forest vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout 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 Stanislaus National Forest, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 42.9°F (6.1°C) at night.

Stanislaus National Forest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Stanislaus National Forest 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.

Stanislaus National Forest Perceived Temperature (F)


Stanislaus National Forest Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Stanislaus National Forest 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 50.4 30.2 15.5
Feb 51.9 33.8 18.6
Mar 57.9 39.9 23.9
Apr 61.6 43.4 25.6
May 67 49 31.7
Jun 79 59.9 39
Jul 83.6 64.5 43
Aug 82.4 62.4 40.8
Sep 78.3 57.5 36
Oct 65.5 45.3 28.4
Nov 53.4 34.5 19.2
Dec 43.8 27.9 14.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.2 -1 -9.2
Feb 11.1 1 -7.4
Mar 14.4 4.4 -4.5
Apr 16.4 6.3 -3.6
May 19.4 9.4 -0.2
Jun 26.1 15.5 3.9
Jul 28.7 18.1 6.1
Aug 28 16.9 4.9
Sep 25.7 14.2 2.2
Oct 18.6 7.4 -2
Nov 11.9 1.4 -7.1
Dec 6.6 -2.3 -9.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stanislaus National Forest are September, 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 early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Stanislaus National Forest? 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 Stanislaus National Forest.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Stanislaus National Forest (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 0 1.4
Feb 18% 0 2.4
Mar 16% 0 1.5
Apr 9% 0 0.9
May 10% 0 1
Jun 6% 0 0.6
Jul 8% 0 0.6
Aug 5% 0 0.5
Sep 4% 0 0.3
Oct 9% 0 1.5
Nov 12% 0 1.1
Dec 14% 0 2.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 3.6
Feb 18 0 6.1
Mar 16 0 3.8
Apr 9 0 2.3
May 10 0 2.5
Jun 6 0 1.5
Jul 8 0 1.5
Aug 5 0 1.3
Sep 4 0 0.8
Oct 9 0 3.8
Nov 12 0 2.8
Dec 14 0 5.8


Humidity and Wind

Stanislaus National Forest has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (20.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (47.3%).

Wind in Stanislaus National Forest is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10.1 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Stanislaus National Forest.

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 2 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.3 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 4.8 Light breeze 13.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 14.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.2 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 12.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.5 Barely noticeable 11.6 Significant breeze
Nov 3.8 Barely noticeable 12.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 12.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 42.4%
Feb 38.6%
Mar 30.3%
Apr 28%
May 27.8%
Jun 20.7%
Jul 25.3%
Aug 20.7%
Sep 21.7%
Oct 33%
Nov 36%
Dec 47.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Stanislaus National Forest?

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 Stanislaus National Forest, 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 Stanislaus National Forest 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44.8 in November means 44.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Stanislaus National Forest Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.1°F (22.8°C) and 49.4°F (9.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Stanislaus National Forest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.9°F (26.6°C) and 47.1°F (8.4°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 Stanislaus National Forest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.2°F (15.1°C) and 39.6°F (4.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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