Badlands National Park weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Badlands National Park

The best time to visit in Badlands National Park in South Dakota is from May until September, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Badlands National Park is 32°C in July and the lowest is -1°C in January.

Badlands National Park has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Badlands National Park or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Badlands National Park by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 0 8 14 20 27 32 30 25 16 8 -1
Precipitation (mm) 9 14 27 32 39 45 28 28 16 24 9 17

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14 day weather forecast Badlands National Park

The weather for in Badlands National Park will be 15° till 9° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0.9 mm 50% 5 m/s 3
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 mm 0% 9 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
0 mm 0% 10 m/s 2
Tuesday 9 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 3

Climate Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for Badlands National Park is 15° degrees and there is about 288 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 219 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate table of Badlands National Park

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -1 0 8 14 20 27 32 30 25 16 8 -1
Night temp. (°C) -9 -8 -1 4 10 16 20 19 15 7 0 -8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 14 27 32 39 45 28 28 16 24 9 17
Days with rain 3 3 6 12 13 12 11 10 8 7 4 3
Days with snow 8 9 5 3 1 - - - - 1 4 7
Dry days 20 16 20 15 17 18 20 21 22 23 22 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 5 7 9 10 11 12 12 10 7 6 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 1 3 4 5 6 7 7 5 3 2 1

Badlands National Park weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Badlands National Park? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Badlands National Park?

Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota. It lies in a straight line at 2,345 km from New York.

The coordinates of Badlands National Park are:

  • Latitude: 43.8553804
  • Longitude: -102.3396912

The GPS coordinates are 43° 51' N, 102° 20' W

How long is the flight to Badlands National Park?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Badlands National Park is approximately 2 h. 50 min.

What is the currency of Badlands National Park?

In Badlands National Park the US dollar (USD) is used to pay.

What is the area code of Badlands National Park?

The area code to call Badlands National Park is +1.