Helena, Montana 

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Weather in Helena, Montana

The most pleasant months of the year for Helena are June, August and July. In Helena, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Helena with an average high temperature of 83.4°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Montana. March is the snowiest month in Helena with 7.4 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year.


Today's Weather - Helena, MT

1 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

43°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Cloudy41° / 56°SW 3 mph
Thursday NightChance Light Rain then Mostly Cloudy36° / 51°WSW 6 to 15 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy32° / 49°WSW 5 to 22 mph
Saturday NightLight Rain Likely then Chance Rain And Snow32° / 46°WSW 6 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain And Snow31° / 50°SW 5 to 9 mph
Monday NightChance Light Rain39° / 54°SW 9 mph
Tuesday NightChance Light Rain then Chance Light Snow33° / 48°WSW 7 to 14 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 42 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Helena area is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Montana.

6.6 / 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
January32° 14°
February37° 17°
March46° 24°
April56° 31°
May65° 39°
June74° 47°
July83° 52°
August83° 51°
September71° 43°
October57° 33°
November41° 23°
December32° 14°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Helena
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January02965
February02664
March02674
April01682
May05111
June10110
July7080
August6070
September1261
October01361
November02474
December02975

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 Helena    16 Reviews
Terrible climate to live in. - 12/16/2016
You can't grow nothing in this town. The wind blows all the time, extremely cloudy and depressing in the wintertime. The sun reminds me of a flashlight ready to go... Read More

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Helena & Valley - 3/5/2015
I've noticed some really negative postings on Helena. I want to say a couple of things... Remember everything is relative. When reading comparisons, consider the... Read More

I call it death valley - 12/3/2013
No trees unless you go half way up a mountain, no trees, no flowers, no green grass, only a few "lakes", just brown dried up tumble weeds struggling to grow out of dead... Read More


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