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