Durham, NC is located in the southeastern United States and has a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. Average high temperatures in the summer months are usually in the upper 80s, while average low temperatures during this time are typically in the mid 60s. During winter months, average highs are usually around 50 degrees Fahrenheit and lows can dip into the mid-30s. The area gets an average of 49 inches of rain per year with most of it occurring from April to October. The city also experiences occasional snowfall throughout the winter months as well.
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.
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.
6.9 / 6.6
Summer / Winter
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Durham, while July and January are the least comfortable months.