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

(based on averages from 1991–2020)

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

Month

Maximum

Minimum

Precipitation

(°F/°C)

(°F/°C)

(inches/mm)

January

48/9

29/-2

7.0/177

February

51/11

30/-1

6.5/165

March

57/14

34/1

5.5/139

April

63/17

38/3

3.2/81

May

71/21

45/7

1.9/49

Jun

81/27

51/11

0.5/12

July

89/32

57/14

0.3/7

August

89/32

57/14

0.2/4

September

83/28

51/11

0.4/10

October

71/22

41/5

1.6//40

November

56/13

33/0

4.1/103

December

46/8

28/-2

5.6/142

 
Chart showing monthly average temperatures and precipitation (as described in table above)
 

Tuolumne Meadows (8,600 feet / 2,622 m)

Month

Maximum

Minimum

Precipitation

(°F/°C)

(°F/°C)

(inches/mm)

Jan

41/5

13/-11

6.2/157

Feb

39/4

12/-11

4.0/101

Mar

42/6

15/-10

4.2/107

Apr

45/7

22/-6

2.0/52

May

54/12

27/-3

1.7/43

Jun

65/18

33/0

0.6/16

Jul

72/22

39/4

.5/14

Aug

70/21

37/3

0.5/13

Sep

65/18

32/0

0.5/13

Oct

57/14

26/-3

1.8/46

Nov

47/8

20/-7

3.1/79

Dec

40/4

12/-11

4.6/117

 
Chart showing monthly average temperatures and precipitation (as described in table above)
 

Last updated: May 10, 2021

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