The best times to visit Utah for ideal weather are

May 7th to July 1st

or

August 6th to October 7th

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

 


Weather in Utah

Temperature

Average temperatures in Utah vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Utah, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 94.4°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.8°F (16°C) at night.

Utah Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Utah 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.

Utah Perceived Temperature (F)

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Utah Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Utah 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 38.4 26.6 16.7
Feb 46.1 33.8 23.4
Mar 57.9 43.4 30.6
Apr 64.2 49.3 35.7
May 73.2 58.6 44.7
Jun 87.5 71.9 54.7
Jul 92.4 77.1 61.8
Aug 90.5 75 60
Sep 82.4 66.5 51.5
Oct 67.1 52.3 39.6
Nov 52.1 38.8 27.8
Dec 39.2 28.7 19.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.6 -3 -8.5
Feb 7.8 1 -4.8
Mar 14.4 6.3 -0.8
Apr 17.9 9.6 2.1
May 22.9 14.8 7.1
Jun 30.8 22.2 12.6
Jul 33.6 25.1 16.6
Aug 32.5 23.9 15.6
Sep 28 19.2 10.8
Oct 19.5 11.3 4.2
Nov 11.2 3.8 -2.3
Dec 4 -1.8 -6.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Utah are June, November, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Utah? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Utah is often around around December 3rd 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Utah.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Utah (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 5% 3.5 0.6
Feb 7% 4.9 0.6
Mar 6% 4.2 0.6
Apr 7% 2.1 0.7
May 7% 0 0.7
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 6% 0 0.6
Aug 6% 0 0.7
Sep 7% 0 0.8
Oct 6% 3.1 0.8
Nov 5% 1.8 0.5
Dec 8% 3.6 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 8.9 1.5
Feb 7 12.4 1.5
Mar 6 10.7 1.5
Apr 7 5.3 1.8
May 7 0 1.8
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 6 0 1.5
Aug 6 0 1.8
Sep 7 0 2
Oct 6 7.9 2
Nov 5 4.6 1.3
Dec 8 9.1 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Utah has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (19% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (62.4%).

Wind in Utah is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 17 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6.2 Light breeze 13.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.5 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 15.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 7.1 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 15.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 13.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.4 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 12.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.4%
Feb 50.7%
Mar 36%
Apr 29.5%
May 30.8%
Jun 19%
Jul 23%
Aug 24.9%
Sep 26.9%
Oct 36.9%
Nov 43.9%
Dec 61.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Utah?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Utah, 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 Utah in December. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.5 in December means 36.5% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Utah Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 47.6°F (8.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 2 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Utah, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 46.3°F (7.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Utah to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.7°F (9.3°C) and 34°F (1.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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