When is the best time to go to Philadelphia?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Philadelphia are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are June, July and August
  • The best months for swimming are July, August and September

Annual weather in Philadelphia

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Weather details in Philadelphia month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Philadelphia for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Weather and climate in Philadelphia

Philadelphia enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Philadelphia is 65°F (ranging from 40°F in january to 88°F in july). Annual rainfall is 38.4in, with a minimum of 2.1in in november and a maximum of 4.6in in august.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is very unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 76°F and it rains about 16% of the time in march.
  • From april to october the climate is good. It is for example 68°F as maximum temperature in october and it rains in october about 3in.
  • In the month of november the climate is unfavorable. It is for example 56°F as maximum temperature in november and it rains in november about 2.1in.
  • In december the climate is the worst possible. The temperature rises to 47°F and it rains in december about 3.1in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Philadelphia

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Philadelphia

Find out when Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia

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

Figure: Visitor index for Philadelphia month by month

Best time for low prices in Philadelphia

Average prices of hotels in Philadelphia month by month

Generally, January is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Philadelphia. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, May is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Philadelphia

On average, it costs $ 105 per day to hire a car in Philadelphia. This price varies by $ 31 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 96 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 126.

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