The best times to visit Rocky Top 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 Rocky Top Travel Info

Weather in Rocky Top

Temperature

Average temperatures in Rocky Top 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 Rocky Top, 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.

Rocky Top Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Rocky Top 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.

Rocky Top Perceived Temperature (F)

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Rocky Top Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Rocky Top 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan46.63729.6
Feb5039.231
Mar63.450.941
Apr7259.147.7
May79.76857.9
Jun88.176.366.4
Jul87.876.567.6
Aug90.278.768.9
Sep83.472.163.3
Oct71.559.249.9
Nov59.947.738.3
Dec5141.834.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan8.12.8-1.3
Feb104-0.6
Mar17.410.55
Apr22.215.18.7
May26.52014.4
Jun31.224.619.1
Jul3124.719.8
Aug32.325.920.5
Sep28.622.317.4
Oct21.915.19.9
Nov15.58.73.5
Dec10.65.41.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rocky Top 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 Rocky Top? 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 Rocky Top.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%05.4
Feb24%03.5
Mar27%04.5
Apr23%04.1
May30%04.8
Jun21%03.1
Jul31%05.8
Aug17%03.2
Sep17%03.2
Oct26%03.7
Nov18%03.8
Dec37%07.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan23013.7
Feb2408.9
Mar27011.4
Apr23010.4
May30012.2
Jun2107.9
Jul31014.7
Aug1708.1
Sep1708.1
Oct2609.4
Nov1809.7
Dec37019.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Rocky Top 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 Rocky Top 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 Rocky Top.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan2.8Barely noticeable7.7Gentle breeze
Feb3.1Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
Mar3.1Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
Apr3Barely noticeable8.6Gentle breeze
May2.4Barely noticeable8.3Gentle breeze
Jun2.1Barely noticeable7.6Gentle breeze
Jul2Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze
Aug1.6Barely noticeable6.3Light breeze
Sep1.4Barely noticeable6.3Gentle breeze
Oct1.6Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
Nov1.9Barely noticeable6.5Gentle breeze
Dec2.3Barely noticeable7.5Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan56.7%
Feb50.3%
Mar51.7%
Apr47.7%
May57.9%
Jun60.4%
Jul62.4%
Aug59.8%
Sep62.1%
Oct63.5%
Nov57.9%
Dec65.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Rocky Top?

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 Rocky Top, 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 Rocky Top 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 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 Rocky Top 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 Rocky Top, 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 Rocky Top 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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