The best times to visit Roanoke Rapids for ideal weather are

March 26th to May 27th

or

September 10th 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 Roanoke Rapids Travel Info

Weather in Roanoke Rapids

Temperature

Average temperatures in Roanoke Rapids 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 low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Roanoke Rapids, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 93°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.6°F (22°C) at night.

Roanoke Rapids Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Roanoke Rapids 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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Roanoke Rapids Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Roanoke Rapids 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 52 42 33.4
Feb 55.5 43.5 33.8
Mar 65.3 52.5 42.1
Apr 72.3 60.6 50.7
May 79.6 68.1 58
Jun 89 77.5 67.7
Jul 90.1 78.3 69
Aug 90.7 79.1 70
Sep 84.5 73.2 64.2
Oct 75.5 63.3 53.6
Nov 61.1 50.2 41.5
Dec 58.3 47.4 38.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 11.1 5.6 0.8
Feb 13.1 6.4 1
Mar 18.5 11.4 5.6
Apr 22.4 15.9 10.4
May 26.4 20.1 14.4
Jun 31.7 25.3 19.8
Jul 32.3 25.7 20.6
Aug 32.6 26.2 21.1
Sep 29.2 22.9 17.9
Oct 24.2 17.4 12
Nov 16.2 10.1 5.3
Dec 14.6 8.6 3.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Roanoke Rapids are August, September, 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 early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Roanoke Rapids? 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 Roanoke Rapids.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Roanoke Rapids (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 16% 0 2.1
Feb 16% 0 2
Mar 23% 0 5.4
Apr 22% 0 4.6
May 16% 0 2.2
Jun 14% 0 2.5
Jul 18% 0 4.1
Aug 13% 0 2.2
Sep 13% 0 2.8
Oct 16% 0 3
Nov 18% 0 2
Dec 19% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 5.3
Feb 16 0 5.1
Mar 23 0 13.7
Apr 22 0 11.7
May 16 0 5.6
Jun 14 0 6.4
Jul 18 0 10.4
Aug 13 0 5.6
Sep 13 0 7.1
Oct 16 0 7.6
Nov 18 0 5.1
Dec 19 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Roanoke Rapids has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (40.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (58.8%).

Wind in Roanoke Rapids is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and March. February’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.6 MPH or 9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.1 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.8 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Mar 4.6 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.6 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.5 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.1 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 3 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.6 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 47.9%
Feb 40.2%
Mar 44.5%
Apr 47.8%
May 54%
Jun 54.4%
Jul 57%
Aug 58.1%
Sep 58.8%
Oct 57.5%
Nov 49.7%
Dec 56.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Roanoke Rapids?

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 Roanoke Rapids, 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 Roanoke Rapids 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

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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 63.4 in December means 63.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Roanoke Rapids Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 57.8°F (14.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 least precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Roanoke Rapids, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 56.6°F (13.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Roanoke Rapids to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.9°F (18.3°C) and 43.8°F (6.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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