The best times to visit Kill Devil Hills for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 10th


September 10th to November 25th

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



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Weather in Kill Devil Hills


Average temperatures in Kill Devil Hills vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Kill Devil Hills, 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 88.2°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.

Kill Devil Hills Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kill Devil Hills 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.

Kill Devil Hills Perceived Temperature (F)


Kill Devil Hills Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kill Devil Hills 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 51.8 43.7 37.5
Feb 52.7 43.9 37.7
Mar 59.6 50.7 43.9
Apr 68.8 59.9 52.9
May 76.2 68.2 61.9
Jun 84.3 76.8 71.3
Jul 87.2 79.1 73
Aug 87 78.5 72.2
Sep 82.3 74.4 68.8
Oct 73.4 65.9 60.1
Nov 61.4 54.6 49.1
Dec 57.7 49.9 43.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 11 6.5 3.1
Feb 11.5 6.6 3.2
Mar 15.3 10.4 6.6
Apr 20.4 15.5 11.6
May 24.6 20.1 16.6
Jun 29.1 24.9 21.8
Jul 30.7 26.2 22.8
Aug 30.6 25.8 22.3
Sep 27.9 23.6 20.4
Oct 23 18.8 15.6
Nov 16.3 12.6 9.5
Dec 14.3 9.9 6.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kill Devil Hills are October, November, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Kill Devil Hills? 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 Kill Devil Hills.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kill Devil Hills (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 1.5
Feb 14% 0 1.6
Mar 15% 0 1.8
Apr 14% 0 1.8
May 10% 0 2
Jun 10% 0 1.7
Jul 15% 0 3.3
Aug 18% 0 2.6
Sep 11% 0 1.8
Oct 7% 0 1.4
Nov 10% 0 2
Dec 15% 0 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 3.8
Feb 14 0 4.1
Mar 15 0 4.6
Apr 14 0 4.6
May 10 0 5.1
Jun 10 0 4.3
Jul 15 0 8.4
Aug 18 0 6.6
Sep 11 0 4.6
Oct 7 0 3.6
Nov 10 0 5.1
Dec 15 0 5.1


Humidity and Wind

Kill Devil Hills has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (58.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.8%).

Wind in Kill Devil Hills is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kill Devil Hills.

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 5.9 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Feb 6.2 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Mar 6.3 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Jun 5 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.3 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.8 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.5%
Feb 58.7%
Mar 61.2%
Apr 61.9%
May 65.6%
Jun 64.2%
Jul 66.2%
Aug 69.8%
Sep 67%
Oct 66.6%
Nov 65.2%
Dec 68.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kill Devil Hills?

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 Kill Devil Hills, NC, US is July, followed by June and August. 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 Kill Devil Hills 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 16.2 in November means 16.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Kill Devil Hills Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81°F (27.2°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 the most precipitation with 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kill Devil Hills, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Kill Devil Hills to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.1°F (15.1°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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