All You Need to Know About Gatlinburg Weather Throughout the Year

Beautiful photo of Gatlinburg and the mountains.

From warm summer temperatures, to chill fall mornings, weather in Gatlinburg is always beautiful. You might be planning a warm, sunny to explore the sights and go for a swim, or maybe you want to vacation in the colder months and go on a winter hike through the snow-covered mountains. Depending on what type of vacation you’re looking for, we’ve put together the average Gatlinburg weather conditions throughout the year so you can plan the perfect vacation.

View of the Great Smoky Mountains in the springSpring

The weather in Gatlinburg during the spring is sensational. If you want to spend most of your vacation outdoors without getting too hot, spring is a great time to visit Gatlinburg. The average low is 62°F, and the average high is 71°F, so bring a light sweater or jacket and you should be good to go. Here is the breakdown of all the average weather conditions in Gatlinburg during the spring months.

April

Average temperature: 37°F to 89°F
Average low: 55°F
Average high: 75°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, snow, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

May

Average temperature: 42°F to 89°F
Average low: 59°F
Average high: 77°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

June

Average temperature: 54°F to 91°F
Average low: 64°F
Average high: 83°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

SummerSmoky Mountains in the summer

Gatlinburg weather during the summer includes plenty of sunshine and hot afternoons. If you’re planning fun summer activities like whitewater rafting or splashing around in a swimming pool, the warm temperatures in the summer make it a wonderful time to visit. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suits to help you beat the summer heat! The average low in Gatlinburg during summer is 69°F, and the average high is 77°F, but temperatures often get up to the 90’s in July. Here is the breakdown of all the average weather conditions in Gatlinburg during the summer months.

July

Average temperature: 62°F to 96°F
Average low: 69°F
Average high: 87°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

August

Average temperature: 56°F to 95°F
Average low: 67°F
Average high: 85°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

September

Average temperature: 50°F to 89°F
Average low: 60°F
Average high: 80°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

Fall colors along a road near Gatlinburg.Fall

Everyone knows fall is gorgeous in Gatlinburg. Not only do the leaves turn vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, but the cool temperatures make spending time outside wonderful. Spend your days outside exploring the town and your nights making s’mores by the fire. The average low is 53°F, and the average high is 62°F, so it’s perfect weather to go for a hike. Here is the breakdown of all the average weather conditions in Gatlinburg during the fall months.

October

Average temperature: 29°F to 87°F
Average low: 51°F
Average high: 73°F
Conditions: rain, snow, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

November

Average temperature: 27°F to 75°F
Average low: 41°F
Average high: 60°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

December

Average temperature: 19°F to 70°F
Average low: 35°F
Average high: 49°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

WinterWinter snow over Gatlinburg TN

Winter weather in Gatlinburg means snow covered mountain tops and cold nights spent with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire. If a winter wonderland vacation where you can hit the slopes for a few hours or hike to frozen waterfalls for a picture-perfect experience is what you had in mind, we recommend visiting Gatlinburg during the months of January through March. The average low is 43°F, and the average high is 51°F. Here is the breakdown of all the average weather conditions in Gatlinburg during the winter months.

January

Average temperature: 8°F to 67°F
Average low: 41°F
Average high: 52°F
Conditions: rain, snow, hail, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

February

Average temperature: 22°F to 78°F
Average low: 40°F
Average high: 58°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

March

Average temperature: 21°F to 80°F
Average low: 43°F
Average high: 61°F
Conditions: rain, thunderstorm, snow, fog, overcast, cloudy, partly cloudy, few clouds, clear

Check out our Gatlinburg weather forecast videos by our meteorologist, Paul Poteet, to keep up to date with the latest weather in Gatlinburg so you can plan the perfect vacation!

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