The best times to visit Tahoe City for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 9th

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

 

 


Other Tahoe City Travel Info

Weather in Tahoe City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Tahoe City vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Tahoe City, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 83°F (28.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 41.3°F (5.2°C) at night.

Tahoe City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Tahoe City 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.

Tahoe City Perceived Temperature (F)

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Tahoe City Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Tahoe City 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 42.5 26.2 14.4
Feb 44.2 30 18.9
Mar 49.6 35.2 22.9
Apr 55 39.3 25
May 63.2 46.9 30.2
Jun 73 55.8 35.7
Jul 81.9 62.7 40.7
Aug 80.6 60.9 38.8
Sep 75.7 56.1 35.2
Oct 62.5 43.9 28.1
Nov 50.6 33.9 21.4
Dec 39.6 26.1 15.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.8 -3.2 -9.8
Feb 6.8 -1.1 -7.3
Mar 9.8 1.8 -5.1
Apr 12.8 4.1 -3.9
May 17.3 8.3 -1
Jun 22.8 13.2 2.1
Jul 27.7 17.1 4.8
Aug 27 16.1 3.8
Sep 24.3 13.4 1.8
Oct 16.9 6.6 -2.2
Nov 10.3 1.1 -5.9
Dec 4.2 -3.3 -9.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tahoe City are July, August, and then September. 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Tahoe City? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Tahoe City is often around around November 12th 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 Tahoe City.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tahoe City (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 16% 14.3 2.8
Feb 24% 14.5 4.7
Mar 19% 12.2 2.6
Apr 13% 7.7 1.4
May 10% 1.9 1.2
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 3% 0 0.2
Oct 7% 9.1 1.6
Nov 16% 7.7 2.4
Dec 27% 9.2 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 36.3 7.1
Feb 24 36.8 11.9
Mar 19 31 6.6
Apr 13 19.6 3.6
May 10 4.8 3
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 3 0 0.5
Oct 7 23.1 4.1
Nov 16 19.6 6.1
Dec 27 23.4 15.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Tahoe City has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (28.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.4%).

Wind in Tahoe City is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 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 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.6 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 13.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 14.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.2 Light breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 14 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 13.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 11.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.3%
Feb 59.5%
Mar 51.6%
Apr 45.5%
May 42%
Jun 34.3%
Jul 31.3%
Aug 28.6%
Sep 30.1%
Oct 45.6%
Nov 58.6%
Dec 66.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Tahoe City?

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 Tahoe City, CA, US 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 Tahoe City 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 44.8 in November means 44.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Tahoe City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.7°F (19.8°C) and 43.1°F (6.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tahoe City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 far too cold this time of year in Tahoe City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47°F (8.3°C) and 36.6°F (2.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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