The best times to visit Charlotte for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd


September 10th to October 28th

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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Charlotte Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Charlotte


    Average temperatures in Charlotte vary somewhat and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 30 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 69°F (20.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.5°F (11.9°C) at night.

    Charlotte Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Charlotte 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.

    Charlotte Perceived Temperature (F)


    Charlotte Perceived Temperature (C)



    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

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 52.5 41.6 32.8
    Feb 55.6 44.1 34.7
    Mar 64.8 52.6 42.2
    Apr 74.6 62.2 50.9
    May 81.5 69.7 59.5
    Jun 89 77.4 67.6
    Jul 90.5 79 70
    Aug 88.7 77.8 69.4
    Sep 83.6 72.3 63.4
    Oct 73 61 50.9
    Nov 63 51 40.8
    Dec 57 46.7 38.3

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 11.4 5.3 0.4
    Feb 13.1 6.7 1.5
    Mar 18.2 11.4 5.7
    Apr 23.7 16.8 10.5
    May 27.5 20.9 15.3
    Jun 31.7 25.2 19.8
    Jul 32.5 26.1 21.1
    Aug 31.5 25.4 20.8
    Sep 28.7 22.4 17.4
    Oct 22.8 16.1 10.5
    Nov 17.2 10.6 4.9
    Dec 13.9 8.2 3.5


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Charlotte are July, December, and then June. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are only 0.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 1.8 days with significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

    When can you find snow in Charlotte? 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 Charlotte.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 14.3 0 0.04
    Feb 17.1 0 0.04
    Mar 17.1 0 0.05
    Apr 15.7 0 0.04
    May 15.7 0 0.04
    Jun 17.1 0 0.05
    Jul 18.6 0 0.05
    Aug 17.1 0 0.07
    Sep 14.3 0 0.05
    Oct 11.4 0 0.04
    Nov 14.3 0 0.05
    Dec 18.6 0 0.06

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 14.3 0 0.1
    Feb 17.1 0 0.1
    Mar 17.1 0 0.13
    Apr 15.7 0 0.1
    May 15.7 0 0.1
    Jun 17.1 0 0.13
    Jul 18.6 0 0.13
    Aug 17.1 0 0.18
    Sep 14.3 0 0.13
    Oct 11.4 0 0.1
    Nov 14.3 0 0.13
    Dec 18.6 0 0.15


    Humidity and Wind

    Charlotte has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (53.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (68.6%).

    Wind in Charlotte is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 4.6 a light breeze 10.7 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5 a light breeze 11.6 a moderate breeze
    Mar 5.3 a light breeze 11.7 a gentle breeze
    Apr 5.2 a light breeze 11.7 a moderate breeze
    May 4.2 a light breeze 10.4 a gentle breeze
    Jun 3.7 light air 10.1 a gentle breeze
    Jul 3.8 light air 10.1 a gentle breeze
    Aug 3.3 light air 9.1 a gentle breeze
    Sep 3.9 light air 9.6 a gentle breeze
    Oct 4.4 a light breeze 9.9 a gentle breeze
    Nov 4.5 a light breeze 10.3 a gentle breeze
    Dec 4.2 a light breeze 9.9 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 56.9
    Feb 53.1
    Mar 53.8
    Apr 53.9
    May 62.5
    Jun 63.3
    Jul 65.6
    Aug 68.6
    Sep 66.3
    Oct 65.1
    Nov 60
    Dec 64.8


    Is it Safe to Travel to Charlotte?

    As of 6/22/2017 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.

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Charlotte, NC (USA) 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

    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. 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 64.4°F (18°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 5 days of 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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is busy season for tourism in Charlotte, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 65.5°F (18.6°C) and 44.7°F (7.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: approximately 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower 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 43.5°F (6.4°C) and 38.4°F (3.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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