The best times to visit Nags Head for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 10th
September 10th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Nags Head Travel Guide
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Weather in Nags Head
Average temperatures in Nags Head vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Nags Head, 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 88.2°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.
Nags Head Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Nags Head 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.
Nags Head Perceived Temperature (F)
Nags Head Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Nags Head 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 Nags Head are October, November, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.
When can you find snow in Nags Head? 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 Nags Head.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nags Head (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
Nags Head has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (58.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.8%).
Wind in Nags Head is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nags Head.
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||5.9||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.2||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.9||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|May||5.6||Light breeze||10.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.8||Light breeze||10||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.3||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.3||Light breeze||10||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.3||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.8||Light breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Nags Head?
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 Nags Head, NC, US is July, followed by June and August. 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 Nags Head 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
Overall Nags Head Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81°F (27.2°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 the most precipitation with 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nags Head, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°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 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 Nags Head to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.1°F (15.1°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.