The best times to visit Kinston for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd


September 10th to October 28th

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



Other Kinston Travel Info

Weather in Kinston


Average temperatures in Kinston vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Kinston, 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 91°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.6°F (21.4°C) at night.

Kinston Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kinston 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.

Kinston Perceived Temperature (F)


Kinston Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kinston 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 53.8 42.7 33.4
Feb 56.1 44.2 34.2
Mar 65.2 52.8 41.9
Apr 74.7 62.4 50.8
May 81.3 70 59.6
Jun 88.9 77.7 67.7
Jul 89.9 79.4 70.4
Aug 88.6 78.1 69.5
Sep 83.3 72.8 63.9
Oct 74.3 62.4 52.6
Nov 64.2 51.8 41.5
Dec 59 48 38.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.1 5.9 0.8
Feb 13.4 6.8 1.2
Mar 18.4 11.6 5.5
Apr 23.7 16.9 10.4
May 27.4 21.1 15.3
Jun 31.6 25.4 19.8
Jul 32.2 26.3 21.3
Aug 31.4 25.6 20.8
Sep 28.5 22.7 17.7
Oct 23.5 16.9 11.4
Nov 17.9 11 5.3
Dec 15 8.9 3.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kinston are October, May, 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 mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Kinston? 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 Kinston.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.3
Feb 2% 0 0.4
Mar 3% 0 0.2
Apr 4% 0 0.5
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 6% 0 0.6
Jul 3% 0 0.6
Aug 4% 0 0.5
Sep 5% 0 0.9
Oct 0% 0 0.1
Nov 5% 0 0.3
Dec 9% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 0.8
Feb 2 0 1
Mar 3 0 0.5
Apr 4 0 1.3
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 6 0 1.5
Jul 3 0 1.5
Aug 4 0 1.3
Sep 5 0 2.3
Oct 0 0 0.3
Nov 5 0 0.8
Dec 9 0 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Kinston has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (70.3%).

Wind in Kinston is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12 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 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 6.3 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
May 5.7 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.2%
Feb 54.1%
Mar 53.7%
Apr 53.4%
May 60.4%
Jun 61.8%
Jul 66%
Aug 69.7%
Sep 70.3%
Oct 67.7%
Nov 64.1%
Dec 67.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kinston?

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 Kinston, 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 Kinston 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 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 Kinston Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kinston, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 62°F (16.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Kinston to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.2°F (15.7°C) and 52°F (11.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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