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Best time to visit Moab, UT, USA

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The best time to visit Moab is September

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Moab? Look no further! September is the best time to go to Moab due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 36℃ (97℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 39℃ (103℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 7℃ (44℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Moab when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Moab falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Moab. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Moab seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Moab as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Moab 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 Moab

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 Moab 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.

Moab 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 Moab 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Moab in January

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Moab in February

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Moab in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 5 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Moab in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Moab in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Moab in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Moab in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Moab in August

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Moab in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Moab in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Moab in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Moab in December

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moab in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Moab is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (97℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Moab 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 Moab is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Moab, 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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