Best time to visit Iowa

Find the best time to visit Iowa and plan your perfect trip in 2023/2024. Get holiday inspiration, weather guides, travel advice and find great deals.

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Iowa. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Iowa?

The best time to visit Iowa (Des Moines) is June based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • -2°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Iowa (Des Moines)-2
  • 1°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Iowa (Des Moines)1
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Iowa (Des Moines)8
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Iowa (Des Moines)17
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Iowa (Des Moines)23
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Iowa (Des Moines)28
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Iowa (Des Moines)30
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Iowa (Des Moines)29
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Iowa (Des Moines)24
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Iowa (Des Moines)18
  • 9°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Iowa (Des Moines)9
  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Iowa (Des Moines)0

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The weather guide for Iowa (Des Moines) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Iowa?

The hottest time of year in Des Moines, Iowa is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Iowa?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Des Moines, Iowa with 115mm on average. There are normally 10 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Iowa?

The sunniest time of year in Des Moines, Iowa is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 73% of daylight hours; that's 11 hours of sunshine per day.

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