The best times to visit Utah for ideal weather are
May 14th to June 24th
September 3rd 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.
Utah Travel Guide
Weather in Utah
Average temperatures in Utah vary greatly and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 24 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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)
Utah Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Utah Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Utah are December, February, and then April. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are only 0.3 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-December with an average of 1.8 days with significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Utah? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around October 8th. 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 Utah.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Utah (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Utah has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is June (19% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (62.4%).
Wind in Utah is usually moderate. 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 “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early 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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||4||a light breeze||9.8||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.3||a light breeze||12.3||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||6.2||a light breeze||13.8||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.5||a gentle breeze||16.4||a moderate breeze|
|May||7||a gentle breeze||15.9||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||7.1||a gentle breeze||15.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||6.5||a light breeze||15.4||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.2||a light breeze||14.7||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||6||a light breeze||13.5||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.4||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||5.3||a light breeze||12.1||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||5||a light breeze||11.5||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Utah?
As of 6/22/2017 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.
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 somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Utah, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as 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 fair amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally 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 noticeable amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.