The best times to visit Bryson City for ideal weather are

April 23rd to October 21st

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

 

 


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Weather in Bryson City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bryson City 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 37th 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 Bryson City, 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 63.4°F (17.4°C) at night.

Bryson City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bryson City Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Bryson City Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bryson City Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bryson City 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 49.1 35.7 26.1
Feb 52.1 38.2 27.8
Mar 62.2 47.4 35.8
Apr 70.9 55.8 42.7
May 77.4 63.1 51.6
Jun 84.2 70.2 60
Jul 84.3 71.3 62.6
Aug 84.1 70.4 61.6
Sep 79 65.3 56.8
Oct 69.4 54 43.7
Nov 60.4 44.1 33
Dec 53.6 40.8 31.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.5 2.1 -3.3
Feb 11.2 3.4 -2.3
Mar 16.8 8.6 2.1
Apr 21.6 13.2 5.9
May 25.2 17.3 10.9
Jun 29 21.2 15.6
Jul 29.1 21.8 17
Aug 28.9 21.3 16.4
Sep 26.1 18.5 13.8
Oct 20.8 12.2 6.5
Nov 15.8 6.7 0.6
Dec 12 4.9 -0.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bryson City are October, August, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th 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 Bryson City? 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 Bryson City.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 3.4
Feb 18% 0 2.5
Mar 21% 0 2.7
Apr 17% 0 2.8
May 21% 0 3.4
Jun 14% 0 2.1
Jul 19% 0 2.3
Aug 10% 0 1.5
Sep 15% 0 1.8
Oct 9% 0 1.6
Nov 10% 0 2.2
Dec 21% 0 4.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 8.6
Feb 18 0 6.4
Mar 21 0 6.9
Apr 17 0 7.1
May 21 0 8.6
Jun 14 0 5.3
Jul 19 0 5.8
Aug 10 0 3.8
Sep 15 0 4.6
Oct 9 0 4.1
Nov 10 0 5.6
Dec 21 0 11.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Bryson City has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (48.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (70.7%).

Wind in Bryson City is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and March. February’s average wind speed of around 3 knots (3.5 MPH or 5.6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 2.5 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 10.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 2.7 Barely noticeable 10.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.9 Barely noticeable 10.5 Gentle breeze
May 1.8 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Jun 1.4 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 1 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 1 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Sep 0.9 Still 6.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 1.5 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 1.8 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 2 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.8%
Feb 51.1%
Mar 51.8%
Apr 48.2%
May 59.8%
Jun 64.7%
Jul 70.1%
Aug 70.4%
Sep 70.7%
Oct 65%
Nov 57.1%
Dec 64%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bryson City?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bryson City, NC, 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 Bryson City 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

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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 somewhat 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 Bryson City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 54.6°F (12.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Bryson City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 56.3°F (13.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 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 Bryson City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.2°F (12.9°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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