The best times to visit Lexington for ideal weather are

May 7th to September 30th

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 drastically. 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 54th 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 mid July where highs are regularly around 75.9°F (24.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.3°F (16.8°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 35.5 27.5 20.8
Feb 37.2 28.5 21.6
Mar 48 38.8 31.6
Apr 59.3 49 41.4
May 66.9 58.3 51.7
Jun 73.5 65.2 59.2
Jul 75.3 67.2 61.4
Aug 74.3 66.2 60.7
Sep 68.7 61.1 55.4
Oct 59.1 50.9 45
Nov 48.5 40.4 33.6
Dec 42 34.4 28

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.9 -2.5 -6.2
Feb 2.9 -1.9 -5.8
Mar 8.9 3.8 -0.2
Apr 15.2 9.4 5.2
May 19.4 14.6 10.9
Jun 23.1 18.4 15.1
Jul 24.1 19.6 16.3
Aug 23.5 19 15.9
Sep 20.4 16.2 13
Oct 15.1 10.5 7.2
Nov 9.2 4.7 0.9
Dec 5.6 1.3 -2.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lexington are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 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 1 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 5% 0 0.7
Feb 2% 0 0.3
Mar 5% 0 0.6
Apr 8% 0 1.8
May 8% 0 1.6
Jun 11% 0 2
Jul 13% 0 1.6
Aug 9% 0 1
Sep 8% 0 1.5
Oct 7% 0 1.6
Nov 7% 0 1.1
Dec 14% 0 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.8
Feb 2 0 0.8
Mar 5 0 1.5
Apr 8 0 4.6
May 8 0 4.1
Jun 11 0 5.1
Jul 13 0 4.1
Aug 9 0 2.5
Sep 8 0 3.8
Oct 7 0 4.1
Nov 7 0 2.8
Dec 14 0 3.3


Humidity and Wind

Lexington has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.6%).

Wind in Lexington is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 13 knots (14.9 MPH or 24 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 22.8 knots, which is considered a strong 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 13 Significant breeze 20.9 Strong breeze
Feb 12.4 Significant breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
Mar 10.6 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Apr 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
May 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Strong breeze
Jun 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 12.5 Strong breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 11.6 Strong breeze
Oct 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Nov 10.1 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Dec 11.4 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.6%
Feb 64.3%
Mar 59.9%
Apr 55.1%
May 65.9%
Jun 71.2%
Jul 72.7%
Aug 72.9%
Sep 70.2%
Oct 69.4%
Nov 62.5%
Dec 74.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Lexington?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lexington, VA, US is March, followed by February and June. 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 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.2 in November means 36.2% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall Lexington Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73°F (22.8°C) and 38.5°F (3.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 2 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 comfortable. These months see the most 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 73.3°F (22.9°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 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 far too cold this time of year in Lexington to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.6°F (5.9°C) and 32.6°F (0.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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