The best times to visit Galax for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th


August 13th to October 14th

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



Other Galax Travel Info

Weather in Galax


Average temperatures in Galax vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th 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 Galax, 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 82.5°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.2°F (18.4°C) at night.

Galax Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Galax 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.

Galax Perceived Temperature (F)


Galax Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Galax 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 42.7 33.6 26.8
Feb 45.1 35.3 28.2
Mar 55.5 45.2 37.2
Apr 65.3 54.9 46
May 73 63.3 54.9
Jun 80.6 70.8 62.6
Jul 81.9 72.3 64.7
Aug 81 71.4 63.8
Sep 75.2 65.6 58
Oct 65.6 55.8 47.6
Nov 55.2 45 36.8
Dec 48.7 40 33.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.9 0.9 -2.9
Feb 7.3 1.8 -2.1
Mar 13.1 7.3 2.9
Apr 18.5 12.7 7.8
May 22.8 17.4 12.7
Jun 27 21.6 17
Jul 27.7 22.4 18.2
Aug 27.2 21.9 17.7
Sep 24 18.7 14.4
Oct 18.7 13.2 8.7
Nov 12.9 7.2 2.7
Dec 9.3 4.4 0.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Galax are February, January, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Galax? 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 Galax.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.2
Feb 2% 0 0.2
Mar 4% 0 0.5
Apr 3% 0 0.5
May 3% 0 0.5
Jun 5% 0 0.6
Jul 7% 0 0.7
Aug 4% 0 0.6
Sep 3% 0 0.6
Oct 5% 0 0.9
Nov 5% 0 0.8
Dec 8% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.5
Feb 2 0 0.5
Mar 4 0 1.3
Apr 3 0 1.3
May 3 0 1.3
Jun 5 0 1.5
Jul 7 0 1.8
Aug 4 0 1.5
Sep 3 0 1.5
Oct 5 0 2.3
Nov 5 0 2
Dec 8 0 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Galax has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (76.7%).

Wind in Galax is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 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 early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 19.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.9 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.4 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Mar 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.8 Significant breeze
Oct 5.9 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 7.1 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.6%
Feb 53.9%
Mar 55.4%
Apr 53.7%
May 68.1%
Jun 70.4%
Jul 73.6%
Aug 75.9%
Sep 76.7%
Oct 66.8%
Nov 58.1%
Dec 66.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Galax?

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 Galax, VA, US is October, followed by June and March. 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 Galax in February. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.5 in February means 27.5% of the tourists vs. October.



Overall Galax Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 46.6°F (8.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Galax, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 52°F (11.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow 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 Galax to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.2°F (10.1°C) and 41.1°F (5.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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