The best times to visit West Jefferson for ideal weather are

April 30th to September 23rd

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



Other West Jefferson Travel Info

Weather in West Jefferson


Average temperatures in West Jefferson vary greatly. 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 somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 West Jefferson, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 80.5°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.6°F (16.4°C) at night.

West Jefferson Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


West Jefferson 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.

West Jefferson Perceived Temperature (F)


West Jefferson Perceived Temperature (C)



Average West Jefferson 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 42.9 33.6 26.2
Feb 44.6 35.1 27.4
Mar 54.9 44.5 36.1
Apr 64.4 53.8 44.8
May 72 62.2 52.9
Jun 79.4 69.9 60.9
Jul 78.8 69.9 62
Aug 77.7 68.7 60.8
Sep 72.2 63.1 55.2
Oct 63 53.4 45.2
Nov 53.6 43.4 34.9
Dec 48.3 39.1 31.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.1 0.9 -3.2
Feb 7 1.7 -2.6
Mar 12.7 6.9 2.3
Apr 18 12.1 7.1
May 22.2 16.8 11.6
Jun 26.3 21.1 16.1
Jul 26 21.1 16.7
Aug 25.4 20.4 16
Sep 22.3 17.3 12.9
Oct 17.2 11.9 7.3
Nov 12 6.3 1.6
Dec 9.1 3.9 -0.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in West Jefferson are November, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in West Jefferson? 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 West Jefferson.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 2.4
Feb 12% 0 1.2
Mar 7% 0 0.7
Apr 11% 0 1.7
May 10% 0 1.8
Jun 11% 0 1.5
Jul 18% 0 3.4
Aug 14% 0 1.7
Sep 10% 0 2.1
Oct 8% 0 1.7
Nov 6% 0 1.1
Dec 12% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 6.1
Feb 12 0 3
Mar 7 0 1.8
Apr 11 0 4.3
May 10 0 4.6
Jun 11 0 3.8
Jul 18 0 8.6
Aug 14 0 4.3
Sep 10 0 5.3
Oct 8 0 4.3
Nov 6 0 2.8
Dec 12 0 3.8


Humidity and Wind

West Jefferson has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (72%).

Wind in West Jefferson is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 7.6 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 20.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.1 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Feb 7.6 Gentle breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 15.5 Strong breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 12.2 Strong breeze
Jun 4 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 3.3 Barely noticeable 10.7 Strong breeze
Aug 2.6 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.5 Barely noticeable 9.1 Strong breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 13.4 Strong breeze
Dec 5.9 Light breeze 15.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.1%
Feb 48.9%
Mar 49.9%
Apr 47.6%
May 56.8%
Jun 59.3%
Jul 66.2%
Aug 69.6%
Sep 72%
Oct 60.7%
Nov 52%
Dec 58.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to West Jefferson?

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 West Jefferson, 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 West Jefferson 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 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 West Jefferson Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in West Jefferson, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 50.6°F (10.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 far too cold this time of year in West Jefferson to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.7°F (9.8°C) and 41.4°F (5.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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