The best times to visit Sanford for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 3rd
September 3rd to October 28th
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 Sanford
Average temperatures in Sanford vary drastically. 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 46th 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 Sanford, 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 91.6°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.5°F (20.3°C) at night.
Sanford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sanford 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.
Sanford Perceived Temperature (F)
Sanford Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sanford 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sanford are May, October, 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 November. For example, on the week of November 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.
When can you find snow in Sanford? 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 Sanford.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sanford (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
Sanford has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (54.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (71.1%).
Wind in Sanford is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.4 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sanford.
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||3.3||Barely noticeable||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||11.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|May||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.7||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.5||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.1||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sanford?
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 Sanford, 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 Sanford 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
Overall Sanford Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 57.6°F (14.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 most precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Sanford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Sanford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.3°F (14.6°C) and 50.7°F (10.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.