Highlands NC Temperature

Summer Temperatures in the Western North Carolina Mountains

Many people buy a mountain home to escape the intense heat of the summer, assuming that just being in the mountains will ensure that the summer weather is cool. This is not always the case.

We often speak to disillusioned homeowners who now realize that they bought a home in the wrong location after enduring their first mountain summer with weather well into the mid to high 80s, or even 90s. Don't be one of them!

The chart below shows average high temperatures in July for a number of popular mountain towns, as well as some other vacation destinations in the Southeastern US for comparison purposes.

Keep in mind that on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the high temperatures listed below only last for a few hours in the height of the afternoon. For example, if the high in Cashiers for the day was 78 degrees, the morning and late afternoon would likely be in the low 70s, the evening would be in the high 60s, and overnight it would drop into the low 60s. Perfect!

Unfortunately for those in lower altitudes, the hottest part of the day can last much longer than it does here.

Average HIGH Temperatures in July (in Degrees Farenheit)


Cashiers, NC Cashiers 78
Highlands, NC Highlands 78
Lake Glenville, NC Lake Glenville 78
Lake Toxaway, NC Lake Toxaway 79
Sapphire, NC Sapphire 79
Maggie Valley, NC Maggie Valley 81
Waynesville, NC Waynesville 83
Asheville, NC Asheville 84
Franklin, NC Franklin 85
Gatlinburg, TN Gatlinburg 85
Murphy, NC Murphy 86
Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach 87
Blue Ridge, GA Blue Ridge 88
Knoxville, TN Knoxville 88
Raleigh, NC Raleigh 88
Atlanta, GA Atlanta 89
Charleston, SC Charleston 89
Greenville, SC Greenville 89
Lake Lure, NC Lake Lure 89
Charlotte, NC Charlotte 90
Lake Norman, NC Lake Norman 90
Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach 90
Naples, FL Naples 91
Orlando, FL Orlando 92
Savannah, GA Savannah 92

Weather information provided by Weather.com.