Yellowstone Park Weather

Yellowstone National Park weather is always changing – it’s a four-season destination! Because elevations inside Yellowstone National Park range from 5,280 feet to 11,400 feet, visitors should not be surprised if the Park’s weather changes without a moment’s notice.

Chance of a Thunderstorm

Friday

05/29

60%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Chance of a Thunderstorm

Saturday

05/30

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 61F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Chance of a Thunderstorm

Sunday

05/31

50%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High around 65F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Chance of a Thunderstorm

Monday

06/01

60%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 61F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Chance of a Thunderstorm

Tuesday

06/02

60%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 57F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Chance of a Thunderstorm

Wednesday

06/03

60%

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

The Milky Way over Castle Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

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