Matthews, North Carolina 

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Climate in Matthews, North Carolina

Matthews, North Carolina gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Matthews averages 4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Matthews. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Matthews gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 105 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 31
Rain: averages 44 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Matthews, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Matthews, North CarolinaUnited States
  44.1 in.38.1 in.
  3.5 in.27.8 in.
  104.7 days106.2 days
  213 days205 days
  90.0°85.8°
  30.5°21.7°
  7.57
  4.64.3
  728 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 Matthews with an average high temperature of 90.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Matthews, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Matthews are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Matthews with an average of 30.5°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Matthews, there are 41.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Matthews, there are 63.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Matthews, 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.


August is the wettest month in Matthews with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.1 inches in Matthews means that it is one of the driest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Matthews with 10.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 104.7 rainy days annually in Matthews, which is less rainy than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 3.5 inches in Matthews means that it is snowier than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Matthews with 1.6 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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