The best times to visit Opelika for ideal weather are

March 12th 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 Opelika Travel Info

Weather in Opelika

Temperature

Average temperatures in Opelika 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 fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 31st 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 Opelika, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 92°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.5°F (22.5°C) at night.

Opelika Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Opelika Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Opelika Perceived Temperature (F)

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Opelika Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Opelika 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 56.1 45.1 36.9
Feb 59 47.4 38.4
Mar 68.3 56.1 46.5
Apr 75.3 64 54.2
May 82.1 71.2 61.9
Jun 89.1 78.2 69.3
Jul 89.6 78.9 71
Aug 89.8 78.9 71.1
Sep 84.8 74.1 66
Oct 75.5 64.3 54.9
Nov 65.7 54 44.8
Dec 59.7 49.7 41.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.4 7.3 2.7
Feb 15 8.6 3.6
Mar 20.2 13.4 8.1
Apr 24.1 17.8 12.3
May 27.8 21.8 16.6
Jun 31.7 25.7 20.7
Jul 32 26.1 21.7
Aug 32.1 26.1 21.7
Sep 29.3 23.4 18.9
Oct 24.2 17.9 12.7
Nov 18.7 12.2 7.1
Dec 15.4 9.8 5.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Opelika are October, September, 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 mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Opelika? 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 Opelika.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 0 3.2
Feb 24% 0 5.1
Mar 22% 0 5.3
Apr 21% 0 3.8
May 18% 0 3.2
Jun 18% 0 3.8
Jul 24% 0 4.1
Aug 18% 0 3.8
Sep 14% 0 2.8
Oct 10% 0 1.9
Nov 15% 0 3.9
Dec 21% 0 5.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 8.1
Feb 24 0 13
Mar 22 0 13.5
Apr 21 0 9.7
May 18 0 8.1
Jun 18 0 9.7
Jul 24 0 10.4
Aug 18 0 9.7
Sep 14 0 7.1
Oct 10 0 4.8
Nov 15 0 9.9
Dec 21 0 13.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Opelika has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (48.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (65.1%).

Wind in Opelika is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and December. February’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 6.5 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 6.8 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.8 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.1 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.4%
Feb 49.3%
Mar 48.8%
Apr 51.7%
May 55.6%
Jun 59.4%
Jul 64.4%
Aug 65.1%
Sep 62.8%
Oct 58.5%
Nov 54.4%
Dec 60.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Opelika?

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 Opelika, AL, US is June, followed by July and May. 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 Opelika 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

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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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.4 in November means 34.4% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Opelika Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 62.2°F (16.8°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 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 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Opelika, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 61.9°F (16.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Opelika to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.3°F (16.8°C) and 55.5°F (13.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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