Rockingham Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Climate in Rockingham Metro Area, North Carolina

Rockingham Metro Area, North Carolina gets 46 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rockingham Metro Area averages 2 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 Rockingham Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rockingham Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 2 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.4 / 10
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in the Rockingham metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Rockingham, North CarolinaUnited States
  46.0 in.38.1 in.
  1.6 in.27.8 in.
  108.0 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  90.8°85.8°
  30.3°21.7°
  7.47
  4.74.3
  334 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 Rockingham metro area with an average high temperature of 90.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in North Carolina. In the Rockingham metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Rockingham metro area are May, April and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Rockingham metro area with an average of 30.3°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In the Rockingham metro area, there are 52.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in North Carolina.


In the Rockingham metro area, there are 64.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In the Rockingham metro area, 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.


July is the wettest month in the Rockingham metro area with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 32% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 46.0 inches in the Rockingham metro area means that it is drier than most places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in the Rockingham metro area with 11.1 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 7.1 rainy days. There are 108.0 rainy days annually in the Rockingham metro area, which is less rainy than most 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 1.6 inches in the Rockingham metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in the Rockingham metro area with 0.8 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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