Raleigh Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Weather in Raleigh Metro Area, North Carolina

The most pleasant months of the year for the Raleigh metro area are May, September and October. In the Raleigh metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for the Raleigh metro area with an average high temperature of 89.3°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in North Carolina. January is the snowiest month in the Raleigh metro area with 1.7 inches of snow, and 3 months of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.


Today's Weather - Raleigh, NC

1 AM PST

Clear

36°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightClear34° / 55°N 2 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Cloudy37° / 62°SE 2 mph
Wednesday NightChance Rain Showers56° / 70°S 7 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy52° / 66°SW 1 to 5 mph
Friday NightPartly Cloudy49° / 64°W 2 mph
Saturday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Cloudy42° / 59°N 5 mph
Sunday NightChance Rain Showers46° / 58°SE 5 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 30
Rain: averages 46 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 3 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Raleigh Metro Area 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
January51° 30°
February55° 32°
March63° 38°
April72° 47°
May79° 56°
June86° 65°
July89° 69°
August88° 68°
September82° 61°
October72° 49°
November63° 40°
December54° 32°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Raleigh
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January019101
February01691
March09100
April1180
May2090
June9090
July140110
August110100
September3080
October0170
November0780
December01790

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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