New Hanover County, North Carolina 

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Climate in New Hanover County, North Carolina

BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in New Hanover County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  New Hanover, North CarolinaUnited States
  57.7 in.38.1 in.
  0.9 in.27.8 in.
  118.9 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  90.2°85.8°
  34.1°21.7°
  7.37
  4.64.3
  19 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 New Hanover County with an average high temperature of 90.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In New Hanover County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for New Hanover County are October, May and April.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for New Hanover County with an average of 34.1°. This is one of the warmest places in North Carolina.


In New Hanover County, there are 43.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


In New Hanover County, there are 41.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in North Carolina.


In New Hanover County, 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 New Hanover County with 7.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 33% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 57.7 inches in New Hanover County means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.


August is the rainiest month in New Hanover County with 13.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.5 rainy days. There are 118.9 rainy days annually in New Hanover County, 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 0.9 inches in New Hanover County means that it is one of the least snowy places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in New Hanover County with 0.5 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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