The best times to visit Elizabeth City for ideal weather are

April 2nd 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.



Other Elizabeth City Travel Info

Weather in Elizabeth City


Average temperatures in Elizabeth City 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 fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Elizabeth City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.1°F (22.3°C) at night.

Elizabeth City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Elizabeth City 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.

Elizabeth City Perceived Temperature (F)


Elizabeth City Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Elizabeth 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 53.3 42.5 33.1
Feb 54.8 43.7 34.3
Mar 62.4 50.7 40.7
Apr 72.1 60.9 50.5
May 80.9 70.1 60.1
Jun 87.3 77.3 67.5
Jul 89.7 80.3 71.7
Aug 87.2 78.2 70
Sep 83.2 73.6 65.1
Oct 74.6 63.6 53.7
Nov 64.6 53.1 42.7
Dec 59.5 48.7 39.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 11.8 5.8 0.6
Feb 12.7 6.5 1.3
Mar 16.9 10.4 4.8
Apr 22.3 16.1 10.3
May 27.2 21.2 15.6
Jun 30.7 25.2 19.7
Jul 32.1 26.8 22.1
Aug 30.7 25.7 21.1
Sep 28.4 23.1 18.4
Oct 23.7 17.6 12.1
Nov 18.1 11.7 5.9
Dec 15.3 9.3 4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Elizabeth City are October, November, 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 late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth City.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 0 2.7
Feb 23% 0 2.8
Mar 25% 0 3.3
Apr 23% 0 3.7
May 17% 0 3.5
Jun 22% 0 4.3
Jul 23% 0 6
Aug 24% 0 4.6
Sep 24% 0 4.5
Oct 14% 0 4.1
Nov 16% 0 2.3
Dec 25% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 6.9
Feb 23 0 7.1
Mar 25 0 8.4
Apr 23 0 9.4
May 17 0 8.9
Jun 22 0 10.9
Jul 23 0 15.2
Aug 24 0 11.7
Sep 24 0 11.4
Oct 14 0 10.4
Nov 16 0 5.8
Dec 25 0 8.9


Humidity and Wind

Elizabeth City has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (56.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (70.6%).

Wind in Elizabeth City is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 9 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 17 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.5 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Mar 9 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Apr 9 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
May 7.6 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Dec 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.7%
Feb 56.1%
Mar 57.8%
Apr 57.5%
May 62.2%
Jun 63.1%
Jul 68.2%
Aug 70.6%
Sep 70.3%
Oct 66%
Nov 62.8%
Dec 65.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth City, NC, US is June, followed by July and May. 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 Elizabeth City in December. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.3 in December means 27.3% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Elizabeth City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 57.4°F (14.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Elizabeth City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 62°F (16.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 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 Elizabeth City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.1°F (16.2°C) and 48.3°F (9.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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