Highlands, North Carolina gets 81 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Highlands averages 11 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Highlands. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Highlands gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 149 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 78 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 81 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 11 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Highlands is 7.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.
7.1 / 10
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Highlands, while January and December are the least comfortable months.