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Temperature & Weather

Winston-Salem enjoys four distinct, yet subtle seasons.  These gentle seasons combined with our casual atmosphere makes planning when to take your trip or what to pack for your trip to Winston-Salem easy.  With our historic attractions, museums, art galleries and shops strolling quite a distance is not uncommon.  So, no matter what the temperature registers, comfortable shoes is highly recommended. And because we have more than 3,500 acres of parks and recreation, we encourage you to pack your favorite gear to run, power walk, mountain bike or just soak in our great, central North Carolina outdoors.

Average Seasonal Temperatures

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
50º 52º 59º 70º 79º 87º 88º 87º 81º 72º 60º 50º
32º 32º 37º 47º 56º 65º 68º 67º 62º 49º 38º 32º

 

Average seasonal rainfall is: winter 10.9 inches, spring 11.7 inches, summer 11.9 inches and fall 11 inches.

Source: National Weather Service, The Weather Channel Enterprises, Inc and AAA.

Suggestions by Season

Summer
During the summer, days are sunny and warm.  So sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and comfortable shorts and a tee or polo shirt are strongly encouraged.

Fall
The fall is a perfect time of year when warm days gently transition into cool evenings. So remember a sweater or sweatshirt. It's perfect weather to watch the leaves change or to take in a college football game.

Winter
In winter, temperatures vary. Bring warm winter clothing appropriate for the season and use the layering technique. 

Spring
Spring is a lush time of year when the grass is a vivid green, and the tulips and daffodils are in bloom. This time of year, we transition from cool mornings to warm days. A light jacket is usually an essential. Rain in the spring is not unusual, so you might want to bring along an umbrella.