Cape Carteret, North Carolina 

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Climate in Cape Carteret, North Carolina

Cape Carteret, North Carolina gets 56 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Cape Carteret averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Cape Carteret. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Cape Carteret gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 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 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 33
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Cape Carteret, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Cape Carteret, North CarolinaUnited States
  55.8 in.38.1 in.
  1.2 in.27.8 in.
  119.1 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  86.9°85.8°
  33.4°21.7°
  7.57
  4.64.3
  16 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 Cape Carteret with an average high temperature of 86.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Cape Carteret, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Cape Carteret are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Cape Carteret with an average of 33.4°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Cape Carteret, there are 22.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Cape Carteret, there are 48.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Cape Carteret, 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 Cape Carteret with 7.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 55.8 inches in Cape Carteret means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Cape Carteret with 13.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 119.1 rainy days annually in Cape Carteret, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.2 inches in Cape Carteret means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Cape Carteret with 0.7 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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