The New Bern, NC metro area is located located 110 miles east of Raleigh, near the Atlantic coast protected by the Outer Banks barrier islan. New Bern is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties.
The many benefits of living in the New Bern metro include comfortable summers, affordability and low traffic. The region features a coastal shoreline, which is a great recreation resource.
Some disadvantages of the New Bern metro area include flat home prices, humid and hurricane threat.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the New Bern metro area is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in North Carolina. May, October and April are the most pleasant months while July and August are the least comfortable months.
In the New Bern metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the New Bern metro area are May, October and September. July is the hottest month for the New Bern metro area with an average high temperature of 89.3 degrees, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the New Bern metro area with an average of 33.6 degrees. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.
The annual rainfall of 53.2 inches in the New Bern metro area means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 21% falls in Spring, which is the driest season. August is the wettest month in the New Bern metro area with 6.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.3 inches.
Humidity in the New Bern metro area can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.
An annual snowfall of 1.4 inches in the New Bern metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in the New Bern metro area with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.