The best times to visit Salisbury for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 17th


August 27th to November 4th

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



Other Salisbury Travel Info

Weather in Salisbury


Average temperatures in Salisbury vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Salisbury, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.2°F (20.1°C) at night.

Salisbury Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Salisbury Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Salisbury Perceived Temperature (F)


Salisbury Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Salisbury 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 51.3 39.5 29.7
Feb 53.8 41.5 31.2
Mar 63.6 50.9 39.6
Apr 72.7 59.7 47.2
May 79.8 67.5 56
Jun 87 75.4 64.8
Jul 88.5 76.9 67.2
Aug 87.5 75.9 66.5
Sep 81.8 69.9 60.2
Oct 72.2 58.9 47.4
Nov 61.8 48.4 36.7
Dec 55.7 44.4 34.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.7 4.2 -1.3
Feb 12.1 5.3 -0.4
Mar 17.6 10.5 4.2
Apr 22.6 15.4 8.4
May 26.6 19.7 13.3
Jun 30.6 24.1 18.2
Jul 31.4 24.9 19.6
Aug 30.8 24.4 19.2
Sep 27.7 21.1 15.7
Oct 22.3 14.9 8.6
Nov 16.6 9.1 2.6
Dec 13.2 6.9 1.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Salisbury are October, May, 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 early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Salisbury? 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 Salisbury.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 1.2
Feb 12% 0 1.1
Mar 13% 0 1.3
Apr 10% 0 1.6
May 6% 0 0.9
Jun 8% 0 1
Jul 11% 0 1.7
Aug 8% 0 1.6
Sep 7% 0 1
Oct 4% 0 0.9
Nov 9% 0 2
Dec 17% 0 2.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 3
Feb 12 0 2.8
Mar 13 0 3.3
Apr 10 0 4.1
May 6 0 2.3
Jun 8 0 2.5
Jul 11 0 4.3
Aug 8 0 4.1
Sep 7 0 2.5
Oct 4 0 2.3
Nov 9 0 5.1
Dec 17 0 6.6


Humidity and Wind

Salisbury has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (46.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (68.5%).

Wind in Salisbury is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 4.9 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 12.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.4 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 11.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 2.8 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.5 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.9 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.3 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.3%
Feb 46.2%
Mar 47.4%
Apr 49.3%
May 61.1%
Jun 61%
Jul 65.7%
Aug 68.2%
Sep 68.5%
Oct 64%
Nov 56.7%
Dec 61.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Salisbury?

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 Salisbury, NC, 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 Salisbury 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

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 slightly 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 Salisbury Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 55.1°F (12.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 moderate precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Salisbury, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 59.2°F (15.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Salisbury to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57°F (13.9°C) and 49.9°F (9.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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