The best times to visit Franconia for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 16th

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



Other Franconia Travel Info

Weather in Franconia


Average temperatures in Franconia vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th 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 Franconia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 79.2°F (26.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.7°F (13.2°C) at night.

Franconia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Franconia 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.

Franconia Perceived Temperature (F)


Franconia Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Franconia 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 26.4 15.8 5
Feb 27.9 16.8 6.2
Mar 39.2 27.6 16.9
Apr 53.9 42 31
May 67.4 54.7 41.9
Jun 72.9 61.7 50.8
Jul 78.3 66.8 55.5
Aug 75.9 64.2 53.1
Sep 70 57 45.7
Oct 56.7 46 36.7
Nov 44.5 34 25.6
Dec 32.6 24.4 16.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.1 -9 -15
Feb -2.3 -8.4 -14.3
Mar 4 -2.4 -8.4
Apr 12.2 5.6 -0.6
May 19.7 12.6 5.5
Jun 22.7 16.5 10.4
Jul 25.7 19.3 13.1
Aug 24.4 17.9 11.7
Sep 21.1 13.9 7.6
Oct 13.7 7.8 2.6
Nov 6.9 1.1 -3.6
Dec 0.3 -4.2 -8.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Franconia are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Franconia? 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 Franconia.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 1.4
Feb 16% 0 1.6
Mar 17% 0 2.1
Apr 28% 0 3
May 28% 0 4
Jun 37% 0 4.9
Jul 36% 0 5
Aug 28% 0 4.6
Sep 23% 0 3.2
Oct 28% 0 4.1
Nov 19% 0 2.4
Dec 27% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 3.6
Feb 16 0 4.1
Mar 17 0 5.3
Apr 28 0 7.6
May 28 0 10.2
Jun 37 0 12.4
Jul 36 0 12.7
Aug 28 0 11.7
Sep 23 0 8.1
Oct 28 0 10.4
Nov 19 0 6.1
Dec 27 0 7.9


Humidity and Wind

Franconia has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.8%).

Wind in Franconia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.3 MPH or 8.6 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 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 11 Significant breeze
Mar 4.4 Light breeze 11.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.5 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 3 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.6%
Feb 59.1%
Mar 54.1%
Apr 51.6%
May 55.8%
Jun 65.7%
Jul 67.6%
Aug 70.1%
Sep 70.4%
Oct 67.7%
Nov 65.3%
Dec 70.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Franconia?

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 Franconia, NH, US is June, followed by August and September. 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 Franconia 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 56.3 in November means 56.3% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Franconia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71°F (21.7°C) and 31°F (-0.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Franconia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74.4°F (23.6°C) and 38.9°F (3.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 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 far too cold this time of year in Franconia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 34.5°F (1.4°C) and 22.9°F (-5.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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