Hot Springs, North Carolina 

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Climate in Hot Springs, North Carolina

Hot Springs, North Carolina gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hot Springs averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Hot Springs. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Hot Springs gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 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 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hot Springs is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.5 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Hot Springs, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Hot Springs, North CarolinaUnited States
  41.6 in.38.1 in.
  14.5 in.27.8 in.
  127.4 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  85.5°85.8°
  24.2°21.7°
  7.57
  4.54.3
  1332 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 Hot Springs with an average high temperature of 85.5°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. In Hot Springs, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hot Springs are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hot Springs with an average of 24.2°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Hot Springs, there are 13.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in North Carolina.


In Hot Springs, there are 106.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In Hot Springs, there are 0.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in Hot Springs with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 30% of yearly precipitation and 19% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.6 inches in Hot Springs means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Hot Springs with 12.6 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 127.4 rainy days annually in Hot Springs, which is one of the rainiest places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.5 inches in Hot Springs means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Hot Springs with 4.1 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Hot Springs    2 Reviews
    Good Place to Retire - 12/28/2014
    Been living here in Hot Springs area of NC for the past 15 years.Retired and nice being less than an hour to Asheville without having to put up with the high cost of the... Read More

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    The Good Life - 6/11/2007
    Hot Springs is a small mountain town located on the French Broad River. Living here provides a very calm and peaceful life.We enjoy the warm mineral baths which are... Read More


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