Salem, Oregon, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Salem, Oregon, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Salem, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Salem, Oregon, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Salem, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Salem, Oregon, United States of America by month

January

If you are traveling to Salem in January, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

February in Salem is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

In March, Salem is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (mid 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Salem, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

April in Salem can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

May

May in Salem is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat

June

If you go to Salem in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

July

If you vacation in Salem during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

August

Traveling to Salem in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

September

September in Salem is warm. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

October

October for Salem can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

November

If you vacation in Salem during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

December

Traveling to Salem in December, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Salem, Oregon, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Salem, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Salem
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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