The best times to visit Roanoke for ideal weather are
May 21st to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Roanoke
Average temperatures in Roanoke vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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, the hottest months are August, June, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63°F (17.2°C) at night.
Roanoke Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Roanoke Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Roanoke Perceived Temperature (F)
Roanoke Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Roanoke 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Roanoke (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Roanoke has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (48.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.1%).
Wind in Roanoke is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by April and February. December’s average wind speed of around 2.7 knots (3.1 MPH or 5 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 mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Roanoke.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||2.4||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.7||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||1.3||Barely noticeable||6.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||1.3||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Jul||1.1||Barely noticeable||6.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||1||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.3||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||2||Barely noticeable||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Roanoke?
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 Roanoke, WV, US is May, followed by July and June. 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 in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Roanoke Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. 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. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Roanoke, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Roanoke to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.3°F (13.5°C) and 33°F (0.6°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.