Yosemite Weather

Current Yosemite Weather

Tuesday 02/20 10%
Cloudy. High 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High around 40F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 02/22 80%
Snow likely. High 32F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Friday 02/23 10%
Abundant sunshine. High 39F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 02/24 10%
A mainly sunny sky. High around 45F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 02/25 10%
Sunny. High 46F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Never A Bad Time To Visit Yosemite

There is never a bad time to visit Yosemite. Every season offers spectacular scenery and many things to do. The Park is open 24-hours a day, every day of the year.

Yosemite Spring

Visit Yosemite in the Spring:

Pros: Dogwoods in bloom, waterfalls and rivers roaring with runoff, less crowded.

Cons: High country usually still closed, possibility of rain and cold nights.

Yosemite Summer

Visit Yosemite in the Summer:

Pros: Warm but not hot weather, long hours of sunlight, everything is open.

Cons: Crowds, crowded roads, crowded viewpoints, crowded trails, crowded lodging.

Yosemite Autumn

Visit Yosemite in the Autumn:

Pros: Delightful temperatures, autumn tree colors, fewer people, high country usually still open.

Cons: Dry waterfalls and low rivers.

Yosemite winter

Visit Yosemite in the Winter:

Pros: The mountains draped in snow and clouds are awesome and winter sports are in full swing.

Cons: Snow/rain, cold, short hours of sunlight, chains or snow tires may be required and high country closed.

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Typical Weather By Month

Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet / 1,220 m)

Month Maximum Minimum Precipitation
(°F / °C) (°F / °C) (inches / cm)
January 49/9 26/-3 6.2/15.7
February 55/13 28/-2 6.1/15.5
March 59/15 31/0 5.2/13.2
April 65/18 35/2 3.0/7.6
May 73/23 42/5 1.3/3.3
June 82/28 48/9 0.7/1.8
July 90/32 54/12 0.4/1.0
August 90/32 53/11 0.3/0.8
September 87/30 47/8 0.9/2.3
October 74/23 39/4 2.1/5.3
November 58/14 31/0 5.5/14
December 48/9 26/-3 5.6/14.2

The high country areas of Yosemite including the roads through the high country are generally close from around November through May or June.


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