West Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to West Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America? If you're planning to go to West Des Moines, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to West Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in West Des Moines, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for West Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for West Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to West Des Moines in January, you will notice that it is freezing and snowy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in West Des Moines is very cold and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

March in West Des Moines can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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April

If you vacation in West Des Moines during April, you will probably notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you vacation in West Des Moines during May, you are likely to notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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June

If you go to West Des Moines in June, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July in West Des Moines is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August in West Des Moines is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

October in West Des Moines is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

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November

If you are traveling to West Des Moines in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in this region is frosty and snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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