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Best time to visit Blowing Rock, NC, USA

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The best time to visit Blowing Rock is April-May

When’s the best time to visit Blowing Rock, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Blowing Rock is April-May.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 29℃ (84℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -9℃ (17℉) at night.

The sun stays up the longest in Blowing Rock in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. February sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in September instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Blowing Rock, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Blowing Rock seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Blowing Rock as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Blowing Rock 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 Blowing Rock

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 Blowing Rock 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.

Blowing Rock 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 Blowing Rock 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Blowing Rock in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Blowing Rock 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.


Blowing Rock in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Blowing Rock 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.


Blowing Rock in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Blowing Rock 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.


Blowing Rock in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Blowing Rock 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.

Blowing Rock in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Blowing Rock in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Blowing Rock 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 Blowing Rock 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 Blowing Rock is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Blowing Rock is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Blowing Rock, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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