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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Wilmington, DE vs Charlotte, NC

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Highlights

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Charlotte. Wilmington averages 199 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Charlotte, North Carolina gets 43.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. Wilmington, Delaware gets 44.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Charlotte averages 2.3 inches of snow per year. Wilmington averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Charlotte, North Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 43.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2.3 inches of snow a year

Wilmington, Delaware
Summer High:
the July high is around 86.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25.2
Rain: averages 44.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Charlotte

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Charlotte is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.5 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Charlotte, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Wilmington

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wilmington is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Delaware.

7.3 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Wilmington, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Wilmington, DE

12 AM PST

Mostly Clear

29°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear27° / 37°W 5 to 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear24° / 45°W 10 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy34° / 57°SW 5 mph
Monday NightChance Light Rain43° / 58°SW 5 to 10 mph
Tuesday NightLight Rain Likely49° / 63°SW 5 mph
Wednesday NightChance Light Rain42° / 58°W 10 mph
Thursday NightPartly Cloudy then Chance Rain And Snow36° / 50°W 5 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - Charlotte, NC

12 AM PST

Mostly Clear

35°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear33° / 48°WSW 6 mph
Saturday NightClear27° / 58°WNW 1 to 7 mph
Sunday NightPartly Cloudy39° / 60°SSW 7 mph
Monday NightChance Rain Showers51° / 67°SW 8 mph
Tuesday NightRain Showers Likely60° / 70°SSW 12 mph
Wednesday NightRain Showers51° / 61°WNW 8 mph
Thursday NightSlight Chance Light Rain then Mostly Clear42° / 61°WNW 6 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthWilmington, DECharlotte, NC
January40° / 25°51° / 30°
February43° / 27°55° / 33°
March52° / 34°63° / 40°
April63° / 44°72° / 47°
May73° / 53°79° / 56°
June82° / 63°87° / 65°
July86° / 68°90° / 69°
August84° / 67°88° / 68°
September77° / 59°82° / 61°
October66° / 47°72° / 49°
November55° / 38°63° / 40°
December44° / 29°53° / 32°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Wilmington / Charlotte
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 023 / 1810 / 93 / 1
February0 / 020 / 149 / 92 / 0
March0 / 012 / 710 / 91 / 0
April0 / 02 / 111 / 90 / 0
May1 / 20 / 010 / 90 / 0
June4 / 90 / 010 / 100 / 0
July8 / 160 / 010 / 100 / 0
August5 / 110 / 08 / 90 / 0
September1 / 40 / 08 / 70 / 0
October0 / 01 / 18 / 70 / 0
November0 / 07 / 79 / 80 / 0
December0 / 019 / 1710 / 91 / 0
July is the hottest month for Wilmington with an average high temperature of 86.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Delaware. In Wilmington, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wilmington are September, June and May.

July is the hottest month for Charlotte with an average high temperature of 89.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Charlotte, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Charlotte are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wilmington with an average of 25.2°. This is colder than most places in Delaware.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Charlotte with an average of 30.0°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



In Wilmington, there are 18.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Delaware.

In Charlotte, there are 41.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.



In Wilmington, there are 84.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Delaware.

In Charlotte, there are 63.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.



In Wilmington, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Delaware.

In Charlotte, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.



July is the wettest month in Wilmington with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.7 inches in Wilmington means that it is drier than most places in Delaware.


August is the wettest month in Charlotte with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 43.1 inches in Charlotte means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


April is the rainiest month in Wilmington with 10.5 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 110.4 rainy days annually in Wilmington, which is less rainy than most places in Delaware. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

July is the rainiest month in Charlotte with 10.2 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 104.9 rainy days annually in Charlotte, which is less rainy than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 13.0 inches in Wilmington means that it is about average compared to other places in Delaware.

An annual snowfall of 2.3 inches in Charlotte means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



February is the snowiest month in Wilmington with 4.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Charlotte with 1.1 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


Reviews for Wilmington    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

Reviews for Charlotte    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
19805, 19802, 19803, 19801, 19806
ZIPS IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
28269, 28277, 28215, 28227, 28216, 28210, 28205, 28212, 28262, 28213, 27 total

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