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Tampa, FL vs Raleigh, NC

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Highlights

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Raleigh. Tampa averages 246 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Raleigh, North Carolina gets 45.8 inches of rain, on average, per year. Tampa, Florida gets 50.6 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Raleigh averages 3.7 inches of snow per year. Tampa averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Raleigh, North Carolina
Summer High:
the July high is around 89.5 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29.9
Rain: averages 45.8 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3.7 inches of snow a year

Tampa, Florida
Summer High:
the July high is around 90.3 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 51.6
Rain: averages 50.6 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Raleigh

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Raleigh 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 Raleigh, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Tampa

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tampa is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Florida.

6.8 / 10
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Tampa, while August and July are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Tampa, FL

4 AM PST

Sunny

72°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodaySunny89° / 74°S 2 to 6 mph
WednesdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms87° / 73°WSW 2 to 12 mph
ThursdaySlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms85° / 68°NNW 2 to 6 mph
FridayChance Showers And Thunderstorms80° / 69°ENE 5 mph
SaturdayChance Showers And Thunderstorms85° / 73°SE 5 to 10 mph
SundayChance Showers And Thunderstorms87° / 73°S 5 to 9 mph
MondayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms88° / 72°SSE 3 to 8 mph

Today's Weather - Raleigh, NC

4 AM PST

Mostly Sunny

50°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TodayMostly Sunny76° / 60°E 5 mph
WednesdayRain Showers71° / 47°S 2 to 7 mph
ThursdaySunny64° / 43°W 8 to 12 mph
FridaySunny66° / 45°N 3 mph
SaturdaySunny71° / 51°W 3 mph
SundaySunny74° / 60°SE 3 mph
MondayChance Rain Showers77° / 65°SE 7 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthTampa, FLRaleigh, NC
January70° / 52°51° / 30°
February73° / 54°55° / 32°
March76° / 58°63° / 39°
April81° / 63°72° / 47°
May87° / 69°79° / 56°
June90° / 74°87° / 65°
July90° / 75°90° / 69°
August90° / 76°88° / 68°
September89° / 74°82° / 61°
October84° / 68°72° / 49°
November78° / 61°63° / 40°
December72° / 54°54° / 33°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Tampa / Raleigh
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 01 / 197 / 100 / 1
February0 / 00 / 157 / 90 / 1
March0 / 00 / 87 / 100 / 0
April0 / 10 / 15 / 90 / 0
May6 / 20 / 06 / 100 / 0
June15 / 90 / 013 / 100 / 0
July19 / 150 / 015 / 110 / 0
August19 / 110 / 016 / 100 / 0
September13 / 30 / 012 / 80 / 0
October2 / 00 / 17 / 70 / 0
November0 / 00 / 65 / 80 / 0
December0 / 00 / 166 / 90 / 0
August is the hottest month for Tampa with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Florida. In Tampa, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tampa are November, March and April.

July is the hottest month for Raleigh with an average high temperature of 89.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Raleigh, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Raleigh are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tampa with an average of 51.6°. This is warmer than most places in Florida.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Raleigh with an average of 29.9°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



In Tampa, there are 74.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

In Raleigh, there are 40.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.



In Tampa, there are 1.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Florida.

In Raleigh, there are 65.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



In Tampa, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.

In Raleigh, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.



August is the wettest month in Tampa with 8.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 1.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 45% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 50.6 inches in Tampa means that it is one of the driest places in Florida.


August is the wettest month in Raleigh with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.8 inches in Raleigh means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


August is the rainiest month in Tampa with 15.8 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 4.9 rainy days. There are 104.9 rainy days annually in Tampa, which is less rainy than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 42% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.

July is the rainiest month in Raleigh with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 108.3 rainy days annually in Raleigh, 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.



There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Tampa, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida.

An annual snowfall of 3.7 inches in Raleigh means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina.



Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Tampa.

January is the snowiest month in Raleigh with 1.9 inches of snow, and 3 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.


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ZIPS IN TAMPA, FLORIDA
33647, 33612, 33610, 33604, 33611, 33629, 33607, 33603, 33606, 33609, 15 total
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27610, 27603, 27616, 27604, 27606, 27613, 27615, 27612, 27614, 27609, 15 total

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