Yosemite Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Yosemite National Park, California during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below for Yosemite Valley Park Headquarters, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F monthly and annually in Yosemite, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Yosemite temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
48 29 January 9 -2
52 30 February 11 -1
58 34 March 14 1
64 38 April 18 3
71 45 May 22 7
81 51 June 27 11
89 57 July 32 14
89 56 August 32 13
82 51 September 28 11
71 42 October 22 5
56 33 November 13 0
47 28 December 8 -2
67 41 Year 20 5

Days of Hot Weather in Yosemite

Summer temperatures can get hot at Yosemite Valley. Normally all but a couple of days in summer heat up to at least 80 Fahrenheit, with about half making it to 90 degrees or more. Every couple of years, a day in July or August will reach 100 °F (38 °C).

Days per month in Yosemite of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 0 0 0
April 10 0 0
May 20 6 0
June 27 18 3
July 31 29 15
August 31 29 15
September 27 21 5
October 18 6 0
November 2 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 168 109 39

How Often Yosemite Has Cold Temperatures

Freezing temperatures usually show up from October to May at Yosemite Valley, including most winter nights. Typically five nights a year drop as low as 20 °F. But the cold is rarely severe, as only about twice a decade is a temperature of 10 °F (-12 °C) or less recorded here.

Despite frequent frosty nights, it almost always thaws out here during the day. On average just one day a year at Yosemite stays below freezing.

Days per month on average in Yosemite when the minimum temperature drops to 32 or 20 °F or below
  20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
January 2 24
February 1 17
March 0 12
April 0 5
May 0 1
June 0 0
July 0 0
August 0 0
September 0 0
October 0 2
November 0 14
December 2 25
Year 5 101
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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