The best times to visit Lexington for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 17th


August 13th 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 Lexington Travel Info

Weather in Lexington


Average temperatures in Lexington vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, 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 Lexington, 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 88.1°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.6°F (19.8°C) at night.

Lexington Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Lexington 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.

Lexington Perceived Temperature (F)


Lexington Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Lexington 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 50.4 38.4 28.7
Feb 53.4 41 30.8
Mar 63.1 50.2 39.3
Apr 71.9 58.7 46.9
May 78.6 66.5 55.7
Jun 85.6 74.3 64.2
Jul 87.2 75.8 66.7
Aug 86.3 75 66.3
Sep 80.7 69.1 60.1
Oct 71.7 58.4 47.4
Nov 61 47.7 36.6
Dec 54.9 43.5 34.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.2 3.6 -1.8
Feb 11.9 5 -0.7
Mar 17.3 10.1 4.1
Apr 22.2 14.8 8.3
May 25.9 19.2 13.2
Jun 29.8 23.5 17.9
Jul 30.7 24.3 19.3
Aug 30.2 23.9 19.1
Sep 27.1 20.6 15.6
Oct 22.1 14.7 8.6
Nov 16.1 8.7 2.6
Dec 12.7 6.4 1.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lexington are October, May, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th 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 Lexington? 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 Lexington.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 1.3
Feb 11% 0 1
Mar 12% 0 1.4
Apr 11% 0 1.5
May 7% 0 0.9
Jun 10% 0 1.9
Jul 12% 0 1.5
Aug 11% 0 2.1
Sep 8% 0 1.2
Oct 6% 0 1.2
Nov 9% 0 2.1
Dec 14% 0 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 3.3
Feb 11 0 2.5
Mar 12 0 3.6
Apr 11 0 3.8
May 7 0 2.3
Jun 10 0 4.8
Jul 12 0 3.8
Aug 11 0 5.3
Sep 8 0 3
Oct 6 0 3
Nov 9 0 5.3
Dec 14 0 6.1


Humidity and Wind

Lexington has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (48.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72%).

Wind in Lexington is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 3.2 knots (3.7 MPH or 5.9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 2.4 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
May 2.5 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 1.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 1.6 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 1.4 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Sep 1.6 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 1.8 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 2 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.6%
Feb 48.8%
Mar 49.8%
Apr 51.8%
May 63.3%
Jun 64.4%
Jul 69.4%
Aug 72%
Sep 71.9%
Oct 66.8%
Nov 58.9%
Dec 64.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lexington?

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 Lexington, NC, US is October, followed by June and March. 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 Lexington in February. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.5 in February means 27.5% of the tourists vs. October.



Overall Lexington Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 55.5°F (13.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lexington, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°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 fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Lexington to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.1°F (13.4°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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