Durham, North Carolina 

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Climate in Durham, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Durham averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in Durham. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Durham gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 109 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 30
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

Climate Averages
  Durham, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.7 in.38.1 in.
  3.7 in.27.8 in.
  109.3 days106.2 days
  220 days205 days
  89.0°85.8°
  29.6°21.7°
  7.57
  4.64.3
  400 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 Durham with an average high temperature of 89.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. In Durham, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Durham are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Durham with an average of 29.6°. This is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Durham, there are 38.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Durham, there are 70.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


In Durham, 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 Durham with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.7 inches in Durham means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Durham with 10.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 109.3 rainy days annually in Durham, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 3.7 inches in Durham means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Durham with 1.9 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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