When is the best time to go to Yosemite National Park?

When is the best time to go to Yosemite National Park? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Yosemite National Park are June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • The coldest months are February and December
  • The rainiest months are January, February and March


Annual weather in Yosemite National Park

For full information about the climate and weather in Yosemite National Park a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 23°F/40°F
11.4in
February 22°F/38°F
9.7in
March 25°F/40°F
9.8in
April 34°F/47°F
5.7in
May 43°F/54°F
4.2in
June 56°F/68°F
1.5in
July 63°F/76°F
1.5in
August 61°F/76°F
0.9in
September 52°F/70°F
1in
October 40°F/58°F
3in
November 31°F/47°F
4.6in
December 23°F/38°F
8in


Weather and climate in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Yosemite National Park is 54°F (ranging from 38°F in february to 76°F in july). Annual rainfall is 61.2in, with a minimum of 0.9in in august and a maximum of 11.4in in january.
  • Between january and may the climate is the worst possible. In average, on the morning it is 45°F and it rains in may about 4.2in.
  • Between the months of june and september the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 52°F.
  • In the month of october the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 58°F and it rains in october about 3in.
  • From november to december the climate is the worst possible. It is for example 38°F as maximum temperature in december and you can expect to have 8in of rainfall/month during this period.

Yosemite National Park : El Capitan et half dome dans le parc national de Yosemite



Charts: temperature and rainfall in Yosemite National Park

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Yosemite National Park: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Yosemite National Park

Find out when Yosemite National Park has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Yosemite National Park

  • Very low season in Yosemite National Park
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January and February.
  • Low season in Yosemite National Park
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, April, May, October, November and December.
  • High season in Yosemite National Park
    The number of visitors to Yosemite National Park is high in: June and September.
  • Peek season in Yosemite National Park
    The largest number of tourists visiting Yosemite National Park is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Yosemite National Park month by month


Best time for low prices in Yosemite National Park

Average prices of hotels in Yosemite National Park month by month

Generally, March is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Yosemite National Park. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room



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