The best times to visit Glen Alpine for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 24th
August 6th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Glen Alpine Travel Guide
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Weather in Glen Alpine
Average temperatures in Glen Alpine vary greatly. 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 48th 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 Glen Alpine, 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 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.2°F (19°C) at night.
Glen Alpine Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Glen Alpine Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Glen Alpine Perceived Temperature (F)
Glen Alpine Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Glen Alpine 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Glen Alpine are October, August, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Glen Alpine? 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 Glen Alpine.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Glen Alpine (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Glen Alpine has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (47.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (71.5%).
Wind in Glen Alpine is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.3 MPH or 7 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Glen Alpine.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.6||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.8||Barely noticeable||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.1||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||1.9||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||1.7||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||1.8||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.2||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.3||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.1||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Glen Alpine?
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 Glen Alpine, NC, US is October, followed by February 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 Glen Alpine 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
Overall Glen Alpine Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest 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 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Glen Alpine, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 57.3°F (14.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Glen Alpine to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.7°F (13.2°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.