The best times to visit Henderson for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 17th


August 20th to November 11th

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



Other Henderson Travel Info

Weather in Henderson


Average temperatures in Henderson 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 low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Henderson, 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 89.9°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.8°F (19.9°C) at night.

Henderson Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Henderson 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.

Henderson Perceived Temperature (F)


Henderson Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Henderson 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 50.3 39.3 30.6
Feb 53.1 41.1 31.8
Mar 62.9 49.9 39.3
Apr 72.6 59.9 48.5
May 79.4 67 56.3
Jun 87.3 75.3 64.8
Jul 89.1 77.3 67.6
Aug 87.3 75.9 66.4
Sep 81.9 70.1 61
Oct 71.5 59.1 49.3
Nov 61.2 48.7 38.8
Dec 55 44.2 35.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.2 4.1 -0.8
Feb 11.7 5.1 -0.1
Mar 17.2 9.9 4.1
Apr 22.6 15.5 9.2
May 26.3 19.4 13.5
Jun 30.7 24.1 18.2
Jul 31.7 25.2 19.8
Aug 30.7 24.4 19.1
Sep 27.7 21.2 16.1
Oct 21.9 15.1 9.6
Nov 16.2 9.3 3.8
Dec 12.8 6.8 1.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Henderson are October, January, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Henderson? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Henderson is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Henderson.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 0 1.4
Feb 15% 3.9 1.5
Mar 16% 0 2
Apr 13% 0 1.8
May 14% 0 2.7
Jun 16% 0 2.8
Jul 17% 0 2.3
Aug 12% 0 2.1
Sep 12% 0 2.7
Oct 9% 0 1.4
Nov 15% 0 2.4
Dec 20% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 3.6
Feb 15 9.9 3.8
Mar 16 0 5.1
Apr 13 0 4.6
May 14 0 6.9
Jun 16 0 7.1
Jul 17 0 5.8
Aug 12 0 5.3
Sep 12 0 6.9
Oct 9 0 3.6
Nov 15 0 6.1
Dec 20 0 7.6


Humidity and Wind

Henderson has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (66.8%).

Wind in Henderson is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 13.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.1 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Apr 5.7 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 10 Significant breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 8.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.1 Significant breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.1%
Feb 46.5%
Mar 48%
Apr 50%
May 60.2%
Jun 58.4%
Jul 61.4%
Aug 65.8%
Sep 66.8%
Oct 64.3%
Nov 57.7%
Dec 61.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Henderson?

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 Henderson, NC, US is July, followed by April and January. 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 Henderson 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63.4 in December means 63.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Henderson Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.8°F (29.3°C) and 55.3°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Henderson, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 58.6°F (14.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 Henderson to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.4°F (13.6°C) and 48°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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