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Best time to visit Helen, GA, USA

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The best time to visit Helen is April

While Helen is a popular destination to visit all year round, April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Helen can rise to a maximum of 23℃ (74℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -11℃ (12℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Helen are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Helen usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

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

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

Helen seasons

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

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 Helen 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.

Helen 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 Helen 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

Helen in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 25 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (4") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in July

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 115mm (5") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Helen in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Helen in December

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Helen 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 Helen is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Helen is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Helen is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Helen, 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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