- About Winston-Salem
- What to Do
- Events Calendar
- Special Offers
- Nightlife / Entertainment
- Special Events
- Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair
- Festival of Lights
- The Nutcracker
- RiverRun International Film Festival
- NC Wine Festival
- Gears & Guitars
- Texas Pete Spirits of Summer
- Winston-Salem Open
- Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
- Hispanic League's Fiesta Festival
- Carolina Classic Fair
- Pride Festival and Parade
- National Black Theatre Festival
- Order a Visitor Guide
- Where to Stay
- Getting Here
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
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
During the summer, days are sunny and warm. So sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and comfortable shorts and a tee or polo shirt are strongly encouraged.
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.
In winter, temperatures vary. Bring warm winter clothing appropriate for the season and use the layering technique.
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.