On average, there are 273 sunny days per year in Lake Tahoe. Which means sunshine occurs over 75% of the time during daylight hours each year. The wholesome climate of Lake Tahoe is the perfect match for the region's spectacular alpine scenery and our year-round outdoor lifestyle.
During April, May and early June, storm activity and colder temperatures diminish rapidly. The snow has melted at lake level but the beautiful snowcapped mountain peaks are still visible.
In June, July, and August, the probability of sunny skies exceeds 90% on any given day, and the average afternoon high temperature ranges between 69 and 77 degrees. Wildflowers are in bloom and the majestic sunsets are beyond compare.
From November through March, 78% of the yearly precipitation occurs, mostly as snowfall which preforms as the perfect backdrop for your winter wedding.
Autumn is also spectacular in the Tahoe Basin. High temperatures in September average 70 degrees and about 10 degrees cooler in October. Precipitation expectation increases during the course of the two-month period, but this time of year is often warm and dry.
Lake Tahoe Wedding Weather Advice
Ask the right questions regarding weather contingencies at your wedding venue.
- Does your venue provide a secondary location for outdoor weddings?
- If so, is this location an additional cost?
- Who decides to move the wedding to the secondary venue and at what point?
- If they do not have a secondary location, do they offer a tent or recommend another venue location as a back up plan?
Do Your Research
- Farmer’s Almanac - The Farmer’s Almanac is always a good option to determine the weather averages.
- Google Weather History - Research precipitation, temperature, and sunset averages for your wedding date
- Contact a meteorologist at a local network affiliate.
If you are still wary about booking your Lake Tahoe Venue, you can always purchase wedding insurance to ensure your event is protected. Read below for wedding insurance information.