The best times to visit Charlotte for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 3rd

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 Charlotte

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Charlotte vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 20th 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 Charlotte, 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 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.

    Charlotte Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Charlotte 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.

    Charlotte Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Charlotte Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Charlotte 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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan54.341.228.6
    Feb57.843.830.8
    Mar67.152.839.1
    Apr75.761.647
    May82.369.756.2
    Jun9077.565.3
    Jul91.57968
    Aug90.578.367.4
    Sep84.872.561.4
    Oct75.461.548.2
    Nov64.850.836.6
    Dec58.546.634.3

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan12.45.1-1.9
    Feb14.36.6-0.7
    Mar19.511.63.9
    Apr24.316.48.3
    May27.920.913.4
    Jun32.225.318.5
    Jul33.126.120
    Aug32.525.719.7
    Sep29.322.516.3
    Oct24.116.49
    Nov18.210.42.6
    Dec14.78.11.3


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Charlotte are October, May, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early December. For example, on the week of December 3rd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

    When can you find snow in Charlotte? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Charlotte is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan19%2.13.3
    Feb22%2.62.9
    Mar25%2.64.8
    Apr23%04.1
    May19%03.7
    Jun19%03.4
    Jul20%03.6
    Aug20%04
    Sep20%03.4
    Oct15%02.4
    Nov20%03.6
    Dec24%25.1

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan195.38.4
    Feb226.67.4
    Mar256.612.2
    Apr23010.4
    May1909.4
    Jun1908.6
    Jul2009.1
    Aug20010.2
    Sep2008.6
    Oct1506.1
    Nov2009.1
    Dec245.113

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Charlotte has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (45.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (60.7%).

    Wind in Charlotte is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    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.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan5.2Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
    Feb5.9Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
    Mar6.2Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
    Apr6.3Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
    May5.6Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
    Jun4.8Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
    Jul4.7Light breeze11Significant breeze
    Aug4.4Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
    Sep4.8Light breeze10Significant breeze
    Oct4.9Light breeze10Gentle breeze
    Nov5.2Light breeze10.6Significant breeze
    Dec5Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan49.8%
    Feb45.4%
    Mar46.2%
    Apr48.6%
    May55.9%
    Jun57%
    Jul59.7%
    Aug60.6%
    Sep60.7%
    Oct57.7%
    Nov51.4%
    Dec57.4%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Charlotte?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 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 Mar 15, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Charlotte, NC, US is February, followed by June 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 Charlotte 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 62.9 in November means 62.9% of the tourists vs. February.


    Overall Charlotte Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with about 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Charlotte, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 88.8°F (31.6°C) and 61.1°F (16.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Charlotte to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.6°F (15.9°C) and 52.7°F (11.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

     

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