• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Weather

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles (3,100 square km) in the Sierra Nevada, with elevations ranging from about 2,000 feet (600 m) to 13,000 ft (4,000 m). Yosemite receives 95% of its precipitation between October and May (and over 75% between November and March). Most of Yosemite is blanketed in snow from about November through May. (Yosemite Valley can be rainy or snowy in any given winter storm.)

Average Temperatures & Precipitation

Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet / 1,220 m)

Month Maximum Minimum Precipitation
(°F / °C) (°F / °C) (inches / cm)
January 48 / 9 29 / -2 6.5 / 16
February 52 / 11 30 / -1 6.7 / 17
March 58 / 14 34 / 1 5.2 / 13
April 64 / 18 38 / 3 2.8 / 7.1
May 72 / 22 45 / 7
1.7 / 4.4
June 81 / 27 51 / 11 0.7 / 1.8
July 89 / 32 57 / 14 0.4 / 1.0
August 89 / 32 56 / 13 0.1 / 0.3
September 82 / 28 51 / 11 0.7 / 1.8
October 71 / 22 42 / 6 2.1 / 5.3
November 56 / 13 33 / 1 4.6 / 12
December 47 / 8 28 / -2 5.5 / 14
 
Chart showing average temperatures and precipitation (as described above)
 

Other Areas of Yosemite

We don't have climate data for other locations in Yosemite. For Yosemite's higher elevations (e.g., Tuolumne Meadows), subtract about 10 to 20 Fahrenheit degrees (6 to 11 Celsius degrees) from the average temperatures above.

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