The best times to visit New Bern for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 3rd


September 17th to November 11th

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



Other New Bern Travel Info

Weather in New Bern


Average temperatures in New Bern vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st 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 New Bern, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 90.9°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.2°F (22.3°C) at night.

New Bern Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


New Bern 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.

New Bern Perceived Temperature (F)


New Bern Perceived Temperature (C)



Average New Bern 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 56 44.2 34.2
Feb 57.9 45.5 35.1
Mar 65.9 53.4 42.6
Apr 74.8 62.5 51.7
May 81.8 70.2 59.8
Jun 89.1 77.7 68.3
Jul 90 79.6 71.2
Aug 88.9 78.7 70.7
Sep 83.8 73.8 65.9
Oct 75.9 64.1 54.6
Nov 66.2 53.6 43.2
Dec 61.7 49.7 39.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.3 6.8 1.2
Feb 14.4 7.5 1.7
Mar 18.8 11.9 5.9
Apr 23.8 16.9 10.9
May 27.7 21.2 15.4
Jun 31.7 25.4 20.2
Jul 32.2 26.4 21.8
Aug 31.6 25.9 21.5
Sep 28.8 23.2 18.8
Oct 24.4 17.8 12.6
Nov 19 12 6.2
Dec 16.5 9.8 4.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in New Bern are May, November, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in New Bern? 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 New Bern.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 0 3.2
Feb 25% 0 3.1
Mar 21% 0 3.2
Apr 20% 0 3
May 18% 0 3.4
Jun 27% 0 4.6
Jul 27% 0 5.7
Aug 30% 0 7.4
Sep 27% 0 5.8
Oct 20% 0 3.7
Nov 19% 0 3.8
Dec 25% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 8.1
Feb 25 0 7.9
Mar 21 0 8.1
Apr 20 0 7.6
May 18 0 8.6
Jun 27 0 11.7
Jul 27 0 14.5
Aug 30 0 18.8
Sep 27 0 14.7
Oct 20 0 9.4
Nov 19 0 9.7
Dec 25 0 10.2


Humidity and Wind

New Bern has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (54.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (72%).

Wind in New Bern is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.4 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Feb 6.3 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Apr 6.6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.2%
Feb 54.3%
Mar 55.7%
Apr 57.1%
May 63%
Jun 65.9%
Jul 69.7%
Aug 72%
Sep 71.8%
Oct 68.4%
Nov 64.5%
Dec 66.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to New Bern?

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 New Bern, NC, US is July, followed by April and January. 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 New Bern in December. 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 63.4 in December means 63.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall New Bern Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 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 the most precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in New Bern, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 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 New Bern to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.9°F (17.2°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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