Gastonia, North Carolina 

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Climate in Gastonia, North Carolina

Gastonia, North Carolina gets 43 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Gastonia averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Gastonia. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Gastonia gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 43 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Gastonia is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

7.6 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Gastonia, while January and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Gastonia, North CarolinaUnited States
  42.8 in.38.1 in.
  1.8 in.27.8 in.
  105.1 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  89.2°85.8°
  29.3°21.7°
  7.67
  4.84.3
  804 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Gastonia with an average high temperature of 89.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. In Gastonia, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Gastonia are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Gastonia with an average of 29.3°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Gastonia, there are 36.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Gastonia, there are 66.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


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


August is the wettest month in Gastonia with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.0 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 42.8 inches in Gastonia means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Gastonia with 10.3 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 105.1 rainy days annually in Gastonia, 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 1.8 inches in Gastonia means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Gastonia with 1.0 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Education - 10/1/2008
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