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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 28

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, 74 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.)45.639.2
  Snowfall (in.)3.625.8
  Precipitation Days74.1102.0
  Sunny Days220205
  Avg. July High89.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low28.522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)6054
  UV Index4.64.3
  Elevation ft.3611443
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    Reviews for Durham    36 Reviews
    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

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    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

    Progressive island of culture - 10/24/2017
    One of the most progressive communities in North Carolina, Durham is also known for its foodie scene and for its medical industry.... Read More


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