The best times to visit Oak Ridge for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 3rd

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



Other Oak Ridge Travel Info

Weather in Oak Ridge


Average temperatures in Oak Ridge vary drastically. 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 23rd 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 Oak Ridge, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.4°F (20.8°C) at night.

Oak Ridge Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Oak Ridge 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.

Oak Ridge Perceived Temperature (F)


Oak Ridge Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Oak Ridge 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 46.6 37 29.6
Feb 50 39.2 31
Mar 63.4 50.9 41
Apr 72 59.1 47.7
May 79.7 68 57.9
Jun 88.1 76.3 66.4
Jul 87.8 76.5 67.6
Aug 90.2 78.7 68.9
Sep 83.4 72.1 63.3
Oct 71.5 59.2 49.9
Nov 59.9 47.7 38.3
Dec 51 41.8 34.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.1 2.8 -1.3
Feb 10 4 -0.6
Mar 17.4 10.5 5
Apr 22.2 15.1 8.7
May 26.5 20 14.4
Jun 31.2 24.6 19.1
Jul 31 24.7 19.8
Aug 32.3 25.9 20.5
Sep 28.6 22.3 17.4
Oct 21.9 15.1 9.9
Nov 15.5 8.7 3.5
Dec 10.6 5.4 1.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Oak Ridge are September, August, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early September. For example, on the week of September 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Oak Ridge? 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 Oak Ridge.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 5.4
Feb 24% 0 3.5
Mar 27% 0 4.5
Apr 23% 0 4.1
May 30% 0 4.8
Jun 21% 0 3.1
Jul 31% 0 5.8
Aug 17% 0 3.2
Sep 17% 0 3.2
Oct 26% 0 3.7
Nov 18% 0 3.8
Dec 37% 0 7.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 13.7
Feb 24 0 8.9
Mar 27 0 11.4
Apr 23 0 10.4
May 30 0 12.2
Jun 21 0 7.9
Jul 31 0 14.7
Aug 17 0 8.1
Sep 17 0 8.1
Oct 26 0 9.4
Nov 18 0 9.7
Dec 37 0 19.3


Humidity and Wind

Oak Ridge has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (65.6%).

Wind in Oak Ridge is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 3.1 knots (3.6 MPH or 5.8 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 2.8 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 3 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
May 2.4 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 2 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 1.6 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Sep 1.4 Barely noticeable 6.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 1.6 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Nov 1.9 Barely noticeable 6.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.7%
Feb 50.3%
Mar 51.7%
Apr 47.7%
May 57.9%
Jun 60.4%
Jul 62.4%
Aug 59.8%
Sep 62.1%
Oct 63.5%
Nov 57.9%
Dec 65.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Oak Ridge?

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 Oak Ridge, TN, US is June, followed by March and July. 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 Oak Ridge 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 48 in November means 48% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Oak Ridge Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 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 moderate precipitation with 5 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oak Ridge, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 54.7°F (12.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 Oak Ridge to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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