Wayne County, North Carolina 

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Climate in Wayne County, North Carolina

Wayne County, North Carolina gets 48 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wayne County averages 3 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Wayne County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wayne County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 113 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 32
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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Summer   /   Winter
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Wayne County, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Wayne, North CarolinaUnited States
  48.3 in.38.1 in.
  2.7 in.27.8 in.
  113.2 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  90.1°85.8°
  31.8°21.7°
  7.47
  4.84.3
  126 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 Wayne County with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In Wayne County, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wayne County are May, October and September.


In Wayne County, there are 46.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in North Carolina.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wayne County with an average of 31.8°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Wayne County, there are 54.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In Wayne 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.


Humidity in Wayne County can be uncomfortable during the summer, but comfortable for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from June-September and the most comfortable months are October-May.


July is the wettest month in Wayne County with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.3 inches in Wayne County means that it is wetter than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in Wayne County with 11.7 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.0 rainy days. There are 113.2 rainy days annually in Wayne County, which is rainier 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 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 2.7 inches in Wayne County means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Wayne County with 1.5 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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