The best times to visit Sterling for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 3rd

or

August 20th to October 21st

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

 

 


Other Sterling Travel Info

Weather in Sterling

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sterling vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Sterling, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 96.7°F (35.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.2°F (21.2°C) at night.

Sterling Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sterling 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.

Sterling Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sterling Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sterling 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan45.630.919.3
Feb47.533.222
Mar61.846.834.9
Apr70.655.743.7
May79.665.954
Jun9177.565.4
Jul94.780.768.4
Aug92.778.766.4
Sep8570.358.2
Oct7357.544.9
Nov59.344.632.4
Dec45.332.622.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.6-0.6-7.1
Feb8.60.7-5.6
Mar16.68.21.6
Apr21.413.26.5
May26.418.812.2
Jun32.825.318.6
Jul34.827.120.2
Aug33.725.919.1
Sep29.421.314.6
Oct22.814.27.2
Nov15.270.2
Dec7.40.3-5.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sterling 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Sterling? 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 Sterling.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan2%00.2
Feb7%00.9
Mar9%01.3
Apr15%02
May22%05.1
Jun19%04.1
Jul17%02.8
Aug14%03.1
Sep11%01.7
Oct14%02.1
Nov8%01.1
Dec8%01.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan200.5
Feb702.3
Mar903.3
Apr1505.1
May22013
Jun19010.4
Jul1707.1
Aug1407.9
Sep1104.3
Oct1405.3
Nov802.8
Dec803.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Sterling has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (58.5%).

Wind in Sterling is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 10.7 knots (12.3 MPH or 19.8 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 to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 20.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.3Gentle breeze16.1Significant breeze
Feb8.6Gentle breeze16.1Significant breeze
Mar9.6Gentle breeze17.6Significant breeze
Apr10.7Gentle breeze19.4Strong breeze
May9.4Gentle breeze17.6Significant breeze
Jun9.5Gentle breeze18Strong breeze
Jul7.6Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Aug7.3Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Sep7.8Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Oct8.3Gentle breeze15.7Significant breeze
Nov8.9Gentle breeze17Significant breeze
Dec8.4Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan50.9%
Feb52.9%
Mar50.1%
Apr48.9%
May55.2%
Jun53.1%
Jul51.4%
Aug53.1%
Sep53.4%
Oct49.8%
Nov50.5%
Dec58.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sterling?

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 Sterling, KS, US is June, followed by May and July. 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 Sterling 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 38.9 in November means 38.9% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Sterling Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 48.7°F (9.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 most precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sterling, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 51.8°F (11°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Sterling to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.3°F (10.7°C) and 41.7°F (5.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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