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Summer weather forecast in Asheville, NC

Prepare for summer weather in Asheville, NC with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.

Blue Ridge Parkway mountains in the summer

When it comes to summer in Asheville, green is the new black.

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We know the question on your mind, Ashevillians — when’s it going to get hot? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for June, July, and August. While exact summer weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what summer will bring.

Reminder: The first day of summer is on Thursday, June 20.

NOAA three-month temperature outlook for June, July, and August of 2024

Some like it hot.

Photo via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

🌡️ Temperature

Think hot. This summer, Asheville has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Expect slightly more precipitation. Asheville has a 40-50% chance of seeing higher than average rainfall amounts this summer.

June

Spend some time basking in the sunshine, because this month brings the longest days of the year, with a peak of 14.5 hours of daylight. On average, the lows are generally in the low 60s and highs stay in the low 80s — but be prepared for temperatures continuing to creep up.

July

We can only hope the expected higher-than-average rainfall offers a bit of relief from the heat, because July is typically the hottest month of Asheville’s year. An average low of 64.9° and an average high of 85.3° has us reaching for swimsuits, slathering on sunscreen, and waiting for a mountain breeze.

August

The sun won’t be slowing down — the high temperatures of July will continue into August, with an average low of 64° and an average high of 84°. You won’t be able to count on a breeze either, because August typically sees the year’s least amount of wind.

Make the most of the sunny days

There’s no shortage of things to do in Asheville this summer. Here are just a few of the events our team is eyeing.

Downtown After 5 | Third Friday of the month, April-September | 5-9 p.m. | North Lexington Avenue, Downtown Asheville | Free | Filling downtown with music each summer, the series also includes food + drink vendors, a marketplace, and a nonprofit beneficiary.

Asheville Art in the Park | Saturdays, June 8-22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza, Asheville | Free | Artists from around the Asheville area will gather for this twice-yearly market of handmade goods and wares.

Anno XI | Saturday, June 15 | 12 p.m. | Burial Beer Co. Forestry Camp, 10 Shady Oak Dr., Asheville | $60-$115 | For more than a decade, Burial Beer Co. has hosted this celebration of music, beer, and community — the lineup is forthcoming.

The Big Crafty | Saturday, July 6-Sunday, July 7 | 12-6 p.m. | Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville, 87 Haywood St., Asheville | $0-$10 | Browse the works of community creatives and makers who make the area vibrant.

Love Shine Play Yoga Festival | Thursday, July 25-Sunday, July 28 | Times vary | Downtown Asheville | $0-$545 | Feel like love with expert-guided experiences like sunset hikes, lyrical yoga, belly dancing, and meditation throughout the area.

AVLFest | Thursday, Aug. 1-Sunday, Aug. 4 | Times vary | Various locations | $135-$250 | After a big bang last year, the concert halls, clubs, bars, and outdoor venues of Asheville are coming together again for the second year of the festival — explore the first-wave lineup then grab your tickets.

Asheville Comedy Festival | Wednesday, Aug. 7-Saturday, Aug. 10 | Times vary | Various locations | $46+ | The festival lineup will be announced in June — but we do know that Tom Segura will be headlining on his “Come Together” tour (and you can get tickets for that now).

Bite Me AVL | Wednesday, Aug. 14-Sunday, Aug. 18 | Times vary | Various locations | $79-$149 | This brand new festival from JD Ellison & Company and partners will feature cooking classes, gourmet dinners, workshops, culinary conversations, and late-night after parties. The schedule will be released soon.

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