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, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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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

January in West Des Moines is frigid and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 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 about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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February

February is very cold and snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows sometimes.

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March

March in West Des Moines is pretty cool, 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 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 50% to 60% range on average.

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April

If you are traveling to West Des Moines in April, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you are traveling to West Des Moines in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

In June, West Des Moines is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for West Des Moines, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

July in West Des Moines can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

Traveling to West Des Moines in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in West Des Moines is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

If you go to West Des Moines in October, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

Traveling to West Des Moines in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. 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 West Des Moines is frigid and snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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