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Yosemite National Park Climate

 
Summer (June through September)

Climate: Warm to hot, with occasional rain (usually as afternoon thundershowers, especially at the higher elevations).
Yosemite Valley & Wawona (4,000 ft / 1,200 m): 87F (31C) / 51F (10C)
Tuolumne Meadows (8,600 ft / 2,600 m): n/a

Fall (October & November)

Climate: Quite variable, with weather ranging from hot to cold, dry to rainy or snowy.
Yosemite Valley & Wawona (4,000 ft / 1,200 m): 54F (12C) / 35F (2C)
Tuolumne Meadows (8,600 ft / 2,600 m): n/a

Winter (December through March)

Climate: Winter in Yosemite is snowy and cold, though sunny and chilly days are not uncommon.
Yosemite Valley & Wawona (4,000 ft / 1,200 m): 53F (12C) / 28F (-2C)
Tuolumne Meadows (8,600 ft / 2,600 m): n/a

Spring (April & May)

Climate: Highly variable, with sunny and relatively warm days, but still an occassional winter storm.
Yosemite Valley & Wawona (4,000 ft / 1,200 m): 69F (21C) / 39F (4C)
Tuolumne Meadows (8,600 ft / 2,600 m): n/a

Average temperatures and precipitation
in Yosemite Valley (4,000 ft / 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

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