Official Lake Tahoe Visitor Bureaus

Lake Tahoe Weather

On average, the sun shines 80% of the time at Lake Tahoe

That makes for four seasons of relatively mild daytime temperatures. The average January daytime high at lake level is 41°F. In August, it’s 79°F.

Did we mention the snow that usually falls December through March? With an average of 400 inches per year, no wonder there are 15 downhill skill areas around Lake Tahoe plus a plethora of places to cross-country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, etc.

The warmer weather from mid-June through mid-September inspires beach days and water sports of all kinds: paddle-boarding, water-skiing, kayaking… The mild weather and colorful scenery in spring (wild flowers in bloom) and fall (changing leaves) invites hiking and mountain-biking on a network of trails.

Of course, you can’t predict the weather (Snow has actually fallen at Lake Tahoe in every month of the year.) Which is why it’s a good idea to pack and dress in layers and keep a jacket handy.

Average Tahoe Temperatures

  High °F Low °F
January 41 15
February 42 17
March 46 22
April 53 26
May 61 32
June 70 37
July 79 40
August 79 38
September 72 33
October 62 26
November 49 20
December 42 14