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Best time to visit Asheville, NC, USA

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The best time to visit Asheville is October

Are you looking to travel to Asheville and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Asheville is October due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

The warmest month of the year in Asheville is July, where the average temperature gets to around 29℃ (84℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -7℃ (20℉) around January.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Asheville during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Asheville in December. Head over there in August instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Asheville, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Asheville seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Asheville as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Asheville is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Asheville

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Asheville for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Asheville climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Asheville for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Asheville in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Asheville in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Asheville in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Asheville in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Asheville in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Asheville in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Asheville in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Asheville in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Asheville in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Asheville in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Asheville in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Asheville in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Asheville in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Asheville is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Asheville is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Asheville is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Asheville, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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