Wilmington Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Climate in Wilmington Metro Area, North Carolina

Wilmington Metro Area, North Carolina gets 57 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wilmington Metro Area averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 219 sunny days per year in Wilmington Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wilmington Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 33
Rain: averages 57 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

5.3 / 7.3

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

Climate Averages
  Wilmington, North CarolinaUnited States
  56.5 in.38.1 in.
  1.0 in.27.8 in.
  118.2 days106.2 days
  219 days205 days
  90.1°85.8°
  33.1°21.7°
  7.37
  4.74.3
  31 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 Wilmington metro area with an average high temperature of 90.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in North Carolina. In the Wilmington 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 Wilmington metro area are October, May and April.


In the Wilmington metro area, there are 42.2 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 the Wilmington metro area with an average of 33.1°. This is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In the Wilmington metro area, there are 46.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in North Carolina.


In the Wilmington 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.


Humidity in the Wilmington metro area 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.


September is the wettest month in the Wilmington metro area with 7.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 34% of yearly precipitation and 20% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 56.5 inches in the Wilmington metro area means that it is one of the wettest places in North Carolina.


July is the rainiest month in the Wilmington metro area with 13.4 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 7.6 rainy days. There are 118.2 rainy days annually in the Wilmington metro area, which is rainier than most places in North Carolina. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 1.0 inches in the Wilmington metro area means that it is less snowy than most places in North Carolina. December is the snowiest month in the Wilmington metro area with 0.5 inches of snow, and 1 month of the year have significant snowfall.





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