The best times to visit Yukon for ideal weather are
March 26th to May 27th
September 17th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Yukon Travel Guide
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Weather in Yukon
Average temperatures in Yukon vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter 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 Yukon, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.8°F (23.8°C) at night.
Yukon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Yukon 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.
Yukon Perceived Temperature (F)
Yukon Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Yukon 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 significant precipitation in Yukon are January, December, and then February. 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 late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Yukon? 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 Yukon.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yukon (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
Yukon has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (56.8%).
Wind in Yukon is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 12.1 knots (14 MPH or 22.5 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 21.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Yukon.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||10||Gentle breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.5||Gentle breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.6||Significant breeze||18.8||Strong breeze|
|Apr||12.1||Significant breeze||20.1||Strong breeze|
|May||11||Significant breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Jun||11.1||Significant breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|Jul||9.2||Gentle breeze||15.4||Strong breeze|
|Aug||8.9||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.7||Gentle breeze||14.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.7||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.9||Gentle breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Dec||9.9||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yukon?
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 Yukon, OK, 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 Yukon 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
Overall Yukon Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 60°F (15.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Yukon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 56.8°F (13.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 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 too cold this time of year in Yukon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60°F (15.6°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.