Des Moines, Iowa 

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Weather in Des Moines, Iowa

The most pleasant months of the year for Des Moines are September, June and May. In Des Moines, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Des Moines with an average high temperature of 85.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Iowa. January is the snowiest month in Des Moines with 8.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Des Moines, IA

5 AM PST

Mostly Sunny

60°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayMostly Sunny73° / 51°NNW 12 to 17 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms82° / 63°SSW 5 to 10 mph
WednesdaySunny87° / 71°SSW 9 to 14 mph
ThursdayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely87° / 70°S 12 mph
FridayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely84° / 63°N 3 to 9 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms81° / 60°N 6 to 9 mph
SundaySunny86° / 63°WNW 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Des Moines area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January31° 13°
February36° 17°
March49° 28°
April62° 39°
May72° 51°
June81° 61°
July86° 65°
August84° 63°
September76° 53°
October63° 41°
November48° 29°
December34° 17°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Des Moines
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03076
February02575
March02193
April07111
May00120
June30110
July80100
August6090
September2080
October0590
November01882
December02985

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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Reviews for Des Moines    53 Reviews
Living in Des Moines as a teen - 12/21/2020
Des Moines is a ok and pretty quiet place but as a teen it could be dramatic because Des Moines do have is fair or violents places to avoid in Des Moines would be the... Read More

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Scary - 4/4/2020
This city is violent, there are too many gangs especially on the north... Read More
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Parka and meat loaf - 11/20/2019
Good for the old that like slow pace and cheap buffets. Also good for non-descript mid-westerners that don't like a lot of action. No nightlife or mountains to hike... Read More


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