Best Time to Visit Rocky Mountains

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Rocky Mountains. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Banff. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Rocky Mountains for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -15 °C to 22 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.872.36 in (5 – 10 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Rocky Mountains: Overview

JanuaryJan
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FebruaryFeb
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MarchMar
MaximumMax. 4 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 9 °C
MayMay
MaximumMax. 14 °C
JuneJun
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 1 °C
DecemberDec
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Climate Chart Rocky Mountains

Banff

Climate Chart Banff
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Rocky Mountains

In the following, you will find the climate table for Rocky Mountains, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Banff (Rocky Mountains)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-5°14°19°22°22°16°10°-5°
Night Temperature-15°-11°-8°-3°-1°-8°-14°
Precipitation (inch)1.220.940.851.282.262.362.022.021.721.191.21.36
Rainy days6567810887666
Hours of Sunshine234577876431
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Banff is 2.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (14.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (-10.1 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.42 inch on 83 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except June, July, and August

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Banff: Sightseeing and Wildlife Minibus Tour | Banff: 3-Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride | Athabasca Glacier: Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour from Banff | Banff National Park: 1-Hour Bow River Horseback Ride | From Mount Norquay: Banff National Park 4-Hour Climbing Tour | Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch | Banff National Park: Guided Signature Hikes with Lunch |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Banff
light rain     light rain, 12.8 °C
Clouds: 98 %       Wind: 2 mph SSO
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 49 %
Last updated: 22nd May 2019, 08:42 pm
The next days …
22nd May 201923rd May 201924th May 201925th May 201926th May 201927th May 2019
light snow1 °C to 5 °Clight snow-1 °C to 5 °Csnow1 °C to 3 °Csnow-1 °C to 5 °Csky is clear-2 °C to 9 °Csky is clear-1 °C to 14 °C
1 °C to 5 °C-1 °C to 5 °C1 °C to 3 °C-1 °C to 5 °C-2 °C to 9 °C-1 °C to 14 °C
Clouds: 91 %Clouds: 98 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %
0.03 in of rain0.41 in of rain0.25 in of rain0.02 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Canada: Regions

Rocky Mountains is part of the holiday destination Canada. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Rocky Mountains: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Rocky Mountains holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Natalie, 42 years old was there in July

    just blue skies and sunshine. You could even wear shorts and t-shirts up the mountains where there was still snow and didn’t freeze. Nights fresh

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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