Southport, North Carolina 

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Climate in Southport, North Carolina

Southport, North Carolina gets 56 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Southport. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Southport gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 117 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 35
Rain: averages 56 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Southport is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in North Carolina.

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May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Southport, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Southport, North CarolinaUnited States
  56.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.8 in.27.8 in.
  116.8 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  16 ft.2443 ft.


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 Southport with an average high temperature of 90.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Southport, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Southport are October, May and April.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Southport with an average of 34.5°. This is one of the warmest places in North Carolina.

In Southport, there are 41.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.

In Southport, there are 39.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in North Carolina.

In Southport, 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.

September is the wettest month in Southport with 7.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 56.1 inches in Southport means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.

August is the rainiest month in Southport with 13.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.3 rainy days. There are 116.8 rainy days annually in Southport, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.8 inches in Southport means that it is one of the least snowy places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in Southport with 0.5 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Southport    3 Reviews
    Beautiful place - 9/2/2013
    I found the other reviews interesting stating that the housing market is priced high. This is very subjective and based on what they've looked at. We live in NJ and are... Read More

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    Not so bad - 9/30/2010
    I hated to leave the other reveiw stand alone. Yes cost of living is higher in Southport than say Whiteville or Fayetteville. You do pay a premium to live next to the... Read More

    Southport, NC - 4/4/2008
    Southport is a great place to live if you can stand the cost of living. Housing prices are high, taxes are high, and utilities are expensive. The city of Southport is... Read More

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