Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

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Weather in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The most pleasant months of the year for Chapel Hill are May, September and October. In Chapel Hill, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Chapel Hill with an average high temperature of 88.8°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in Chapel Hill with 1.9 inches of snow, and 2 months of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.


Today's Weather - Chapel Hill, NC

7 AM PST

Mostly Cloudy

35°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayMostly Cloudy49° / 35°NE 3 mph
FridayRain Showers54° / 43°E 3 to 8 mph
SaturdaySlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny54° / 34°W 7 mph
SundaySunny51° / 33°W 2 to 7 mph
MondayMostly Sunny52° / 32°NW 1 to 7 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny53° / 34°N 0 to 3 mph
WednesdayMostly Sunny54° / 39°E 0 to 3 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.5 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January50° 29°
February54° 32°
March62° 38°
April71° 46°
May78° 55°
June86° 65°
July89° 69°
August88° 67°
September81° 60°
October72° 48°
November63° 39°
December53° 32°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Chapel Hill
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January020101
February016101
March08100
April1190
May10100
June80100
July130110
August110100
September3080
October0180
November0790
December017100

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.


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Reviews for Chapel Hill    15 Reviews
Bert's take on Durham Metro Area - 10/1/2015
I am not sure if Bert has actually been to the Triangle, but for starters, Durham, as Chapel Hill residents know and envy, is and has been for 5 yrs now a vibrant... Read More

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cooler summer in hills nearby? - 10/26/2014
someone told me they live in the hills/mountains right near chapel hill, and the summers are much cooler there, while the town itself is easily accessible. is this... Read More

good place to send your kid to college? - 1/4/2013
thank you for your posts about Chapel Hill. What I've read on this site precludes my son from applying to go to college here. he won't apply. My son was applying to... Read More


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