The best times to visit Hickory for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 17th

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



Other Hickory Travel Info

Weather in Hickory


Average temperatures in Hickory vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, 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 Hickory, 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 90°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.3°F (20.7°C) at night.

Hickory Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Hickory 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.

Hickory Perceived Temperature (F)


Hickory Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Hickory 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 50.9 39.2 29.1
Feb 54.6 42.1 31.3
Mar 63 50.3 39.5
Apr 72.8 60 47.9
May 80.6 68 56.3
Jun 86.5 74.6 64.6
Jul 88.9 77 68.2
Aug 86.7 75.3 66.6
Sep 81.5 69.9 61
Oct 72.1 59.3 48.3
Nov 61.6 48.7 37.6
Dec 55.5 44.5 34.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.5 4 -1.6
Feb 12.6 5.6 -0.4
Mar 17.2 10.2 4.2
Apr 22.7 15.6 8.8
May 27 20 13.5
Jun 30.3 23.7 18.1
Jul 31.6 25 20.1
Aug 30.4 24.1 19.2
Sep 27.5 21.1 16.1
Oct 22.3 15.2 9.1
Nov 16.4 9.3 3.1
Dec 13.1 6.9 1.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hickory are October, November, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early November. For example, on the week of November 5th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Hickory? 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 Hickory.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 21% 0 3.1
Feb 21% 0 2.3
Mar 26% 0 4
Apr 23% 0 4.2
May 23% 0 5.2
Jun 27% 0 4.5
Jul 30% 0 5.9
Aug 24% 0 4.2
Sep 23% 0 3.9
Oct 13% 0 3.8
Nov 17% 0 3.7
Dec 26% 0 5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 0 7.9
Feb 21 0 5.8
Mar 26 0 10.2
Apr 23 0 10.7
May 23 0 13.2
Jun 27 0 11.4
Jul 30 0 15
Aug 24 0 10.7
Sep 23 0 9.9
Oct 13 0 9.7
Nov 17 0 9.4
Dec 26 0 12.7


Humidity and Wind

Hickory has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (44.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (67%).

Wind in Hickory is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.8 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 to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.3 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.5 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.8 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 3.5 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.8 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.7 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.4 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 49.2%
Feb 44.8%
Mar 46.6%
Apr 49.7%
May 58.5%
Jun 61.8%
Jul 65.5%
Aug 67%
Sep 66.4%
Oct 59.1%
Nov 51.9%
Dec 57.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Hickory?

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 Hickory, NC, US is February, followed by June 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 Hickory 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 62.9 in November means 62.9% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Hickory Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 56.8°F (13.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Hickory, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 58.9°F (14.9°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 Hickory to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.5°F (14.2°C) and 48°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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