Rockingham, North Carolina 

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Climate in Rockingham, North Carolina

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

Rockingham averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Rockingham. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rockingham gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 103 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 31
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Rockingham, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rockingham, North CarolinaUnited States
  44.6 in.38.1 in.
  1.0 in.27.8 in.
  102.9 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  91.0°85.8°
  30.8°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  282 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 Rockingham with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in North Carolina. In Rockingham, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rockingham are April, October and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rockingham with an average of 30.8°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Rockingham, there are 54.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in North Carolina.


In Rockingham, there are 62.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Rockingham, 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.


July is the wettest month in Rockingham with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 2.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 44.6 inches in Rockingham means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Rockingham with 11.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.6 rainy days. There are 102.9 rainy days annually in Rockingham, which is less rainy than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 29% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.0 inches in Rockingham means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Rockingham with 0.4 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Small Town - 3/9/2012
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