Asheville, North Carolina 

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Climate in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Asheville averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Asheville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Asheville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Asheville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Asheville, North CarolinaUnited States
  43.7 in.38.1 in.
  10.2 in.27.8 in.
  118.1 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  25.1°21.7°
  7.67
  4.84.3
  2129 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 Asheville with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In Asheville, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Asheville are September, June and May.


In Asheville, there are 6.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Asheville with an average of 25.1°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Asheville, there are 100.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


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


The humidity is usually acceptable in Asheville but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in Asheville.


June is the wettest month in Asheville with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.7 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 43.7 inches in Asheville means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Asheville with 12.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 118.1 rainy days annually in Asheville, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 10.2 inches in Asheville means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Asheville with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Asheville    116 Reviews
    What happened to Asheville? - 7/3/2021
    Asheville has changed dramatically over the pass twenty years . At one time downtown and the charming family friendly neighborhoods within, reminded me of The Waltons... Read More
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    Not what is appears to be - 6/19/2021
    This city is very deceiving. Small but if you look close you see big liberal city problems in this town. Mainly because it is overwhelming liberal. Far left liberals.... Read More

    For such a small town it seemed unsafe - 1/2/2020
    I recently visited some friends in Asheville, I was there for a week. It is a beautiful area, mountains and the town. I was excited to stay at a hotel right in Asheville... Read More


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