The best times to visit Princeton for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 15th

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

 

 


Other Princeton Travel Info

Weather in Princeton

Temperature

Average temperatures in Princeton vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th 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 Princeton, 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 83.1°F (28.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.2°F (18.4°C) at night.

Princeton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Princeton 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.

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Princeton Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Princeton 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 42.9 33.4 25.7
Feb 44.8 34.6 26.8
Mar 56.6 45.5 37
Apr 67.6 55.9 46.4
May 75.1 64.2 55
Jun 81.5 71 62.3
Jul 82.5 72.4 64.4
Aug 81.9 71.7 63.6
Sep 76.6 66.4 58.3
Oct 66.3 55.9 47.5
Nov 56.1 45.6 37.2
Dec 48.7 39.8 32.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.1 0.8 -3.5
Feb 7.1 1.4 -2.9
Mar 13.7 7.5 2.8
Apr 19.8 13.3 8
May 23.9 17.9 12.8
Jun 27.5 21.7 16.8
Jul 28.1 22.4 18
Aug 27.7 22.1 17.6
Sep 24.8 19.1 14.6
Oct 19.1 13.3 8.6
Nov 13.4 7.6 2.9
Dec 9.3 4.3 0.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Princeton are February, November, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Princeton? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Princeton is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Princeton.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Princeton (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 22% 3.3 2.9
Feb 17% 6.5 1.9
Mar 28% 3.1 4.2
Apr 28% 1.2 4.3
May 32% 0 4.1
Jun 26% 0 3.2
Jul 34% 0 4.5
Aug 24% 0 3.6
Sep 20% 0 3.2
Oct 22% 7.1 3
Nov 20% 2.7 2.5
Dec 31% 7.1 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 8.4 7.4
Feb 17 16.5 4.8
Mar 28 7.9 10.7
Apr 28 3 10.9
May 32 0 10.4
Jun 26 0 8.1
Jul 34 0 11.4
Aug 24 0 9.1
Sep 20 0 8.1
Oct 22 18 7.6
Nov 20 6.9 6.4
Dec 31 18 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Princeton has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (41.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (60.9%).

Wind in Princeton is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.3 MPH or 14.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 9.3 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.3 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.2%
Feb 48.1%
Mar 46.6%
Apr 41.5%
May 51.9%
Jun 57.2%
Jul 60.3%
Aug 60.9%
Sep 59.9%
Oct 53.5%
Nov 47.4%
Dec 56.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Princeton?

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 Princeton, WV, US is October, followed by June and March. 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 Princeton in February. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.5 in February means 27.5% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Princeton Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 47.5°F (8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 10 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 moderate precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Princeton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81°F (27.2°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 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 far too cold this time of year in Princeton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.4°F (9.7°C) and 40.9°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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