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Best time to visit Spokane, WA, USA

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The best time to visit Spokane is March-April

If you’re looking to travel to Spokane for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Spokane is March-April due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 29℃ (84℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -11℃ (12℉) at night.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Spokane, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Spokane usually falls during the months surrounding March 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.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Spokane below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Spokane seasons

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

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 Spokane 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.

Spokane 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 Spokane 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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Spokane in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in February

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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

Spokane in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in November

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Spokane in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Spokane 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 Spokane is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Spokane 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 Spokane is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Spokane, 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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