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Best time to visit Provincetown, MA, USA

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The best time to visit Provincetown is April-May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Provincetown such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, April-May is the best time of year to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Provincetown can rise to a maximum of 24℃ (75℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -4℃ (26℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Provincetown, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Provincetown usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

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

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Provincetown seasons

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

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 Provincetown 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.

Provincetown 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 Provincetown 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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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Provincetown in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in February

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Provincetown in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Provincetown in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 17 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Provincetown in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Provincetown in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Provincetown in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Provincetown in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Provincetown in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Provincetown 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 Provincetown is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Provincetown is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Provincetown is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Provincetown, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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