Best Time To Visit Asheville - Time To Go To Asheville

Thanks to Asheville’s elevation (2,200 feet), the city is typically 10 degrees cooler than neighbouring cities. Winters can be freezing in Asheville but spring is your best bet for seeing the quieter side here. The temperatures remain pleasant and the mountains come alive with budding trees and wildflowers. Fall is also a good time to visit, particularly late September to early November. This time guarantees brisk, invigorating weather, and beautiful fall leaf color.

  • Summers: Summer is peak tourist season in Asheville, and weekends are packed with folks from Charlotte and Atlanta looking to capture a bit of the town’s “weird” vibe while escaping the heat. 
  • Fall: Fall is almost as popular as summer, thanks to the hardwoods covering the mountains surrounding Asheville. Temperatures rarely top the 70s and won’t trend much higher than the 60s when peak foliage hits in mid-October. Expect the inns to be full and the scenic roads to be crowded. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs from the edge of town up to the High Country, is the most popular foliage-viewing spot.
  • Winters: The city essentially takes winter off, so you’ll find the best deals at hotels and the shortest lines at restaurants. But the temperatures are often below freezing and snow is common. 

Climate in Asheville

Know weather for your travel dates:

20-Sep-2018
Today 20 Sep

83

59

Partly cloudy in the morning.

Wind:1.81 m/s

Humidity:76%

Precipitation:0.02%

  • Fri 21 Sep
    81 | 58

    Light rain in the evening.

  • Sat 22 Sep
    75 | 59

    Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

  • Sun 23 Sep
    70 | 60

    Foggy overnight.

  • Mon 24 Sep
    73 | 61

    Foggy in the morning.

  • Tue 25 Sep
    74 | 60

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Wed 26 Sep
    70 | 59

    Rain in the morning and afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Asheville

Average Temperature in Asheville by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 45℉

Minimum temperature: 10℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Feb

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 23℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Mar

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 21℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Apr

Average temperature: 60℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

May

Average temperature: 64℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Jun

Average temperature: 70℉

Minimum temperature: 52℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Jul

Average temperature: 74℉

Minimum temperature: 55℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Aug

Average temperature: 72℉

Minimum temperature: 55℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Sep

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Oct

Average temperature: 60℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Nov

Average temperature: 50℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Dec

Average temperature: 43℉

Minimum temperature: 18℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Highest temperature in Asheville is recorded as 89.6℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Asheville is recorded as 10.4℉ in January.

Average Rain in Asheville by Month (in mm)

  • 160
  • 120
  • 80
  • 40 0
Jan

Average Rain: 63.98 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 349.91 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 18.14 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 137.83 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 73.57 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 636.36 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 138.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 946.04 mm

May

Average Rain: 121.97 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1246.45 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 56.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 249.27 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 71.32 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 303.46 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 91.46 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 498.59 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 67.97 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 383.99 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 80.16 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 794.31 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 15.07 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 184.28 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 53.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 449.03 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Asheville is 1246.45 mm in May.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Asheville is November.

Average Humidity in Asheville by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 43%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Feb

Average Humidity: 57%

Minimum Humidity: 30%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Mar

Average Humidity: 57%

Minimum Humidity: 36%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Apr

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 38%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

May

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Jun

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jul

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Aug

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Sep

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Oct

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Nov

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Dec

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 38%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Most humid month in Asheville is August.

Least humid month in Asheville is February.

Best time to visit Asheville Attractions in September

  • Best time to visit Biltmore Estate in Asheville
    • Everyday : 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville
    • Everyday : 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Thomas Wolfe House in Asheville
    • Monday, Sunday : Closed
    • Tuesday - Saturday : 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Smith - Mc Dowell House Museum in Asheville
    • Monday, Tuesday : Closed
    • Wednesday - Sunday : 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM