Fayetteville, North Carolina 

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Climate in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fayetteville averages 2 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 219 sunny days per year in Fayetteville. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fayetteville gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 110 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 32
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fayetteville is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

5.5 / 7.1

Summer   /   Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Fayetteville, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fayetteville, North CarolinaUnited States
  45.3 in.38.1 in.
  1.6 in.27.8 in.
  109.6 days106.2 days
  219 days205 days
  90.6°85.8°
  32.1°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  102 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 Fayetteville with an average high temperature of 90.6°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in North Carolina. In Fayetteville, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fayetteville are May, October and April.


In Fayetteville, there are 52.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in North Carolina.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fayetteville with an average of 32.1°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Fayetteville, there are 53.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Fayetteville, 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.


Humidity in Fayetteville can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.


July is the wettest month in Fayetteville with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is November with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.3 inches in Fayetteville means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Fayetteville with 12.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.2 rainy days. There are 109.6 rainy days annually in Fayetteville, which is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.6 inches in Fayetteville means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Fayetteville with 1.0 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Fayetteville    46 Reviews
    Fayetteville is the All American City with it ALL! - 1/5/2022
    I have lived in Fayetteville for 21 years and I LOVE IT! Fayetteville is a military town and that is what brought my husband and I here originally. Since January 2000... Read More

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    Fayetteville - it's not Fayette-nam any more - 10/1/2021
    I've lived in the area for a little over ten years - after moving around to many, many places in my career - and I find that Fay is overall pretty much average. Most of... Read More

    Fayetteville - it's not Fayette-nam any more - 10/1/2021
    I've lived in the area for a little over ten years - after moving around to many, many places in my career - and I find that Fay is overall pretty much average. Most of... Read More


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