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Best time to visit Charlotte, NC, USA

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The best time to visit Charlotte is March-May

When’s the best time to visit Charlotte, 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 Charlotte is March-May.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 33℃ (91℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 34℃ (94℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -3℃ (27℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Charlotte, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Charlotte falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Charlotte. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

July

Charlotte seasons

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

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 Charlotte 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.

Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Charlotte in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") 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 Charlotte in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Charlotte in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Charlotte in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") 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 Charlotte in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Charlotte in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Charlotte in April, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Charlotte in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Charlotte in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Charlotte 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.


Charlotte in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Charlotte in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Charlotte in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • 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 Charlotte in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Charlotte in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Charlotte 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.

Charlotte in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Charlotte in October, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Charlotte in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Charlotte in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Charlotte 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 Charlotte is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Charlotte is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Charlotte is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Charlotte, 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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