The best times to visit Bristol for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Bristol Travel Info

Weather in Bristol


Average temperatures in Bristol vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bristol, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.9°F (18.8°C) at night.

Bristol Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bristol Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bristol Perceived Temperature (F)


Bristol Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bristol Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 45.4 35.3 27.2
Feb 48.2 37.4 28.9
Mar 60.2 48.1 38.6
Apr 70.2 57.4 46.1
May 77.3 65.3 54.8
Jun 84.3 72.3 62.3
Jul 84.5 73.7 65.2
Aug 84.4 73.2 64.4
Sep 79.3 67.9 59.1
Oct 69.1 57 47.3
Nov 58.8 46.6 37
Dec 51.2 41.5 33.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.4 1.8 -2.7
Feb 9 3 -1.7
Mar 15.7 8.9 3.7
Apr 21.2 14.1 7.8
May 25.2 18.5 12.7
Jun 29.1 22.4 16.8
Jul 29.2 23.2 18.4
Aug 29.1 22.9 18
Sep 26.3 19.9 15.1
Oct 20.6 13.9 8.5
Nov 14.9 8.1 2.8
Dec 10.7 5.3 0.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bristol are May, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Bristol? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bristol.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bristol (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.5
Feb 19% 0 2.1
Mar 21% 0 2.7
Apr 15% 0 2.5
May 13% 0 1.6
Jun 18% 0 2.3
Jul 19% 0 3.5
Aug 14% 0 2.5
Sep 13% 0 2.1
Oct 14% 0 1.8
Nov 15% 0 2
Dec 21% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 6.4
Feb 19 0 5.3
Mar 21 0 6.9
Apr 15 0 6.4
May 13 0 4.1
Jun 18 0 5.8
Jul 19 0 8.9
Aug 14 0 6.4
Sep 13 0 5.3
Oct 14 0 4.6
Nov 15 0 5.1
Dec 21 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

Bristol has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (70.9%).

Wind in Bristol is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bristol.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.9 Significant breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 10.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 2.6 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.5 Significant breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.2 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Dec 4.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.6%
Feb 57%
Mar 55.2%
Apr 51.8%
May 61.9%
Jun 66.2%
Jul 70.9%
Aug 69.2%
Sep 69.1%
Oct 65%
Nov 59.3%
Dec 69.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bristol?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bristol, TN, US is October, followed by February and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bristol in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 49.1 in November means 49.1% of the tourists vs. October.



Overall Bristol Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 51.5°F (10.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Bristol, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 54.7°F (12.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bristol to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.8°F (11°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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