The best times to visit Winston-Salem for ideal weather are

April 9th 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.

Find the Lowest Hotel Prices

 


Weather in Winston-Salem

Temperature

Average temperatures in Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem, 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 89.1°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.5°F (20.8°C) at night.

Winston-Salem Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Key
High
Average
Low

Winston-Salem Temperatures (Celsius)

Key
High
Average
Low

“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.

Winston-Salem Perceived Temperature (F)

Key
High
Average
Low

Winston-Salem Perceived Temperature (C)

Key
High
Average
Low

 

Average Winston-Salem 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 49.4 38.8 29.6
Feb 52.5 41 31.4
Mar 62.4 50.6 40.1
Apr 72.2 60 48.4
May 79.4 68.1 57.6
Jun 86.8 76.1 66.1
Jul 88.1 77.6 68.7
Aug 87 76.6 67.7
Sep 81 70.3 61.6
Oct 71.5 59.7 49.3
Nov 60.8 49.2 38.4
Dec 54.1 44.2 35.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.7 3.8 -1.3
Feb 11.4 5 -0.3
Mar 16.9 10.3 4.5
Apr 22.3 15.6 9.1
May 26.3 20.1 14.2
Jun 30.4 24.5 18.9
Jul 31.2 25.3 20.4
Aug 30.6 24.8 19.8
Sep 27.2 21.3 16.4
Oct 21.9 15.4 9.6
Nov 16 9.6 3.6
Dec 12.3 6.8 1.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Winston-Salem are January, 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 mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Winston-Salem? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Winston-Salem.

Key
Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Winston-Salem (in).

Key
Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 0 3.2
Feb 22% 0 2.3
Mar 25% 0 3.7
Apr 23% 0 3.8
May 22% 0 3.9
Jun 23% 0 3.7
Jul 28% 0 3.8
Aug 21% 0 4.3
Sep 22% 0 3.7
Oct 17% 0 3.2
Nov 17% 0 3.5
Dec 25% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 8.1
Feb 22 0 5.8
Mar 25 0 9.4
Apr 23 0 9.7
May 22 0 9.9
Jun 23 0 9.4
Jul 28 0 9.7
Aug 21 0 10.9
Sep 22 0 9.4
Oct 17 0 8.1
Nov 17 0 8.9
Dec 25 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Winston-Salem has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (41.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (62.4%).

Wind in Winston-Salem is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 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 to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 12.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Winston-Salem.

Key
Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

Key
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 4.9 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
May 4.6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jun 4 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.6 Barely noticeable 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 46.2%
Feb 41.5%
Mar 43.6%
Apr 45%
May 55.5%
Jun 55.8%
Jul 59.2%
Aug 61.4%
Sep 62.4%
Oct 56.6%
Nov 49%
Dec 55.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Winston-Salem?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Winston-Salem, 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 Winston-Salem 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

Key
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 very reliable. 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 Winston-Salem Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 54.7°F (12.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Winston-Salem, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 57.3°F (14.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Winston-Salem to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.1°F (13.4°C) and 48.2°F (9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

Best Times to Travelthe United States › Winston-Salem, NC, US

Find the Lowest Hotel Prices