The best times to visit Kingsport for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 24th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kingsport Travel Guide
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Weather in Kingsport
Average temperatures in Kingsport vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice 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 Kingsport, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.2°F (19°C) at night.
Kingsport Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kingsport 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.
Kingsport Perceived Temperature (F)
Kingsport Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kingsport 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 Kingsport are November, May, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.
When can you find snow in Kingsport? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kingsport 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 Kingsport.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kingsport (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
Kingsport has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (67.3%).
Wind in Kingsport is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’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 late 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 Kingsport.
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||4.1||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|May||3.1||Barely noticeable||11||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.1||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.8||Barely noticeable||10.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||2.1||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.1||Barely noticeable||8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3||Barely noticeable||9.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3.2||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kingsport?
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 Kingsport, TN, 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 Kingsport 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 Kingsport Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 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 the most precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kingsport, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 56.3°F (13.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 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 Kingsport to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.7°F (13.2°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.