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Best time to visit Bozeman, MT, USA

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The best time to visit Bozeman is October

When’s the best time to visit Bozeman, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Bozeman is October.

The warmest month of the year in Bozeman is July, where the average temperature gets to around 25℃ (77℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (83℉) on the hottest days in summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around -12℃ (10℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -18℃ (-1℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Bozeman, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in August instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Bozeman, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Bozeman seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bozeman as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bozeman is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bozeman

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bozeman for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bozeman climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bozeman for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Bozeman in January

  • Average temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in February

  • Average temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (11℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in March

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in April

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in May

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bozeman in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Bozeman in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Bozeman in October

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in November

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bozeman in December

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bozeman in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bozeman is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (77℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bozeman is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bozeman is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bozeman, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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