The best times to visit Lenoir for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 24th


August 6th to October 21st

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



Other Lenoir Travel Info

Weather in Lenoir


Average temperatures in Lenoir vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Lenoir, 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 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.2°F (19°C) at night.

Lenoir Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Lenoir 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.

Lenoir Perceived Temperature (F)


Lenoir Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Lenoir 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 49.8 37.7 27.2
Feb 53 40.1 29.1
Mar 63.1 49.4 37
Apr 72.5 58.4 44.7
May 79.9 66.2 53.1
Jun 87.4 73.9 62
Jul 87.5 75.3 65
Aug 87.2 74.4 64
Sep 80.5 68.3 58.1
Oct 71.6 57.2 44.9
Nov 61.5 46.8 34.4
Dec 53.8 41.9 32

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.9 3.2 -2.7
Feb 11.7 4.5 -1.6
Mar 17.3 9.7 2.8
Apr 22.5 14.7 7.1
May 26.6 19 11.7
Jun 30.8 23.3 16.7
Jul 30.8 24.1 18.3
Aug 30.7 23.6 17.8
Sep 26.9 20.2 14.5
Oct 22 14 7.2
Nov 16.4 8.2 1.3
Dec 12.1 5.5 0



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lenoir are October, August, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Lenoir? 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 Lenoir.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.2
Feb 10% 0 1
Mar 8% 0 1
Apr 9% 0 1.4
May 10% 0 2.4
Jun 13% 0 2.9
Jul 10% 0 1.5
Aug 5% 0 0.5
Sep 6% 0 0.7
Oct 5% 0 1.1
Nov 6% 0 0.9
Dec 13% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 3
Feb 10 0 2.5
Mar 8 0 2.5
Apr 9 0 3.6
May 10 0 6.1
Jun 13 0 7.4
Jul 10 0 3.8
Aug 5 0 1.3
Sep 6 0 1.8
Oct 5 0 2.8
Nov 6 0 2.3
Dec 13 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Lenoir has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (47.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (71.5%).

Wind in Lenoir is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.3 MPH or 7 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.6 Barely noticeable 11.2 Significant breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 11.1 Significant breeze
May 2.6 Barely noticeable 8.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 1.9 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 1.7 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 1.8 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.2 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.3 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.3%
Feb 47.9%
Mar 50.2%
Apr 50.1%
May 61.6%
Jun 65.5%
Jul 68.6%
Aug 70.3%
Sep 71.5%
Oct 66.1%
Nov 59.4%
Dec 65.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lenoir?

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 Lenoir, 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 Lenoir 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 Lenoir Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lenoir, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 57.3°F (14.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Lenoir to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.7°F (13.2°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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