Asheville Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Climate in Asheville Metro Area, North Carolina

Asheville Metro Area, North Carolina gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Asheville Metro Area averages 11 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 209 sunny days per year in Asheville Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Asheville Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 126 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 11 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Asheville metro area is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in North Carolina.

7.5 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Asheville metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Asheville, North CarolinaUnited States
  46.7 in.38.1 in.
  10.7 in.27.8 in.
  126.4 days106.2 days
  209 days205 days
  83.4°85.8°
  25.0°21.7°
  7.57
  4.74.3
  2835 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 the Asheville metro area with an average high temperature of 83.4°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in North Carolina. In the Asheville metro area, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Asheville metro area are September, June and May.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Asheville metro area with an average of 25.0°. This is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In the Asheville metro area, there are 6.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in North Carolina.


In the Asheville metro area, there are 102.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


In the Asheville metro area, there are 0.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in North Carolina.


July is the wettest month in the Asheville metro area with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.7 inches in the Asheville metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in the Asheville metro area with 12.9 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.9 rainy days. There are 126.4 rainy days annually in the Asheville metro area, which is one of the rainiest 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 10.7 inches in the Asheville metro area means that it is one of the snowiest places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in the Asheville metro area with 3.8 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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