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
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Today||Mostly Sunny||73° / 51°||NNW 12 to 17 mph|
|Tuesday||Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||82° / 63°||SSW 5 to 10 mph|
|Wednesday||Sunny||87° / 71°||SSW 9 to 14 mph|
|Thursday||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||87° / 70°||S 12 mph|
|Friday||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||84° / 63°||N 3 to 9 mph|
|Saturday||Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||81° / 60°||N 6 to 9 mph|
|Sunday||Sunny||86° / 63°||WNW 7 mph|
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)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Des Moines
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.