Wake Forest, North Carolina 

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Climate in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Wake Forest, North Carolina gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wake Forest averages 3 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 Wake Forest. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wake Forest gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 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 28
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest, while January and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wake Forest, North CarolinaUnited States
  46.0 in.38.1 in.
  2.9 in.27.8 in.
  106.0 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  28.1°21.7°
  7.57
  4.94.3
  390 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 Wake Forest with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Wake Forest, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wake Forest are May, September and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wake Forest with an average of 28.1°. This is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Wake Forest, there are 42.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In Wake Forest, there are 79.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


In Wake Forest, there are 0.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in North Carolina.


August is the wettest month in Wake Forest with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.0 inches in Wake Forest means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


January is the rainiest month in Wake Forest with 10.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 6.8 rainy days. There are 106.0 rainy days annually in Wake Forest, which is less rainy than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.9 inches in Wake Forest means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Wake Forest with 1.4 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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