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 39 inches of rain per year.

Durham averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

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

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29

Sperling's Comfort Index for Durham is a 60 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Durham gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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.

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  CLIMATEDurham, North CarolinaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)46.039.2
  Snowfall (in.)3.825.8
  Precipitation Days104.0102.0
  Sunny Days220205
  Avg. July High88.486.1
  Avg. Jan. Low28.922.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)6054
  UV Index4.64.3
  Elevation ft.4002443
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    Reviews for Durham    37 Reviews
    Over-hyped, Overrated Relocation Destination - 3/21/2019
    Saving up to move out! Status 5 years. Sum: Didn't take long to see it all. Southern charm left, slabbed with northeasterners moving in. Cost of living is rapidly on... Read More

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    No to Durham But Yes to Wilmington NC - 12/31/2018
    Durham. We had friends living locally, the marketing made it seem hip and affordable, the weather looked good. So what was not to like? We are a couple in our 30s... Read More

    Durham: A great city to grow with - 10/4/2018
    I've lived in Durham since 2013, originally working at a technology company in the Research Triangle Park. I now have my own consulting company and find that Durham is... Read More


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