Seasons in Montana

The climate in the western and eastern parts of Montana is different. The west has cool summers and mild winters. This part of the state is affected by the proximity of the Pacific Ocean. But the state has no direct access to the coast. 

In the west are the spurs of the Rocky Mountains. The eastern part is characterized by hot dry summers and cold winters. A sharply continental climate reigns here.



Spring in Montana

March in Montana is the end of the winter season. The temperature rises in April and reaches. 50-60 °F (+10 °C +15 °C). Night frosts cease. May pleases with warmth and an abundance of sunny days. Average temperatures are 41-65 °F (+5 °C +18 °C). Eastern states are warmer, with days often at 70 °F (+21 °C).

If you want to know more about Montana, head to the state capital. The town of Elena attracts with its picturesque historical architecture. The Helena Lewis Natural Parks and Clarke National Forest are nearby. These are great places for camping and walking. Fishing is possible in the Blackfoot and Missouri Rivers.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 51 °F (+11 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-3 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 1.4" (36 mm)
Max average t°: 60 °F (+15.5 °C)
Min average t°: 35 °F (+1.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 2.6" (65 mm)
Max average t°: 69 °F (+20.5 °C)
Min average t°: 44 °F (+7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 2.7" (69 mm)


Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Montana

In most of Montana, summers are warm, but not hot. Temperatures are between 70-88 ° F. The best time to visit the state is June. Rain is likely in July. Wet weather doesn't last long. There are many sunny days in August, with an average of 24 per month.

We advise you to go to Yellowstone. It is one of the largest and most visited national parks in the United States. Explore the Russell Museum Complex Roger at Great Falls It is dedicated to the famous American artist.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 54 °F (+12 °C)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 2.1" (54 mm)
Max average t°: 90 °F (+32.5 °C)
Min average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 1.0" (25 mm)
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 0.8" (20 mm)


Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Montana

The beginning of autumn is considered a favorable tourist season. Temperatures range from 60-70 °F (+15 °C +21 °C). Thunderstorms are possible in September, but there are also many sunny days. In October, excellent weather is combined with brightly decorated forests. The foliage turns yellow-orange. In November it gets colder to 18-48 °F (-8 °C +8 °C).

The Little National Monument Battlefield Battlefield will be fun to see at any time of the year. It is one of the most famous historical sites in America. History buffs are advised to visit the Museum of the Rocky Mountains in Bosemann. Here is an extensive collection of dinosaur skeletons.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 77 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+10 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 1.4" (36 mm)
Max average t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Min average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 1.9" (49 mm)
Max average t°: 47 °F (+9 °C)
Min average t°: 28 °F (-2 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 1.0" (26 mm)


Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 1: All Saints’ Day.
November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Montana

Frost comes to Montana in December. Temperatures drop to 25-32 °F (-4 °C to 0 °C). Snow is especially abundant in mountainous areas. The snow cover on the plain can be more than 50 inches (1.3m) deep. Mountain trails are closed due to cold and snow. The snow depth on the passes reaches 300 inches (7.5m).

Winter is a great time to see the Glacier National Park. There are magnificent lakes, glaciers and waterfalls here. The Big Sky Montana Ski Resort is well worth a visit for skiing or hiking. Fishing and hunting are popular in winter.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 35 °F (+2 °C)
Min average t°: 24 °F (-7 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 0.9" (24 mm)
Max average t°: 36 °F (+2 °C)
Min average t°: 23 °F (-8 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Snowy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 1.0" (26 mm)
Max average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Min average t°: 27 °F (-7.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Snowy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 0.9" (24 mm)


Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.