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Weather in North Carolina

The most pleasant months of the year for North Carolina are May, September and October. In North Carolina, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for North Carolina with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. January is the snowiest month in North Carolina with 1.8 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June.


Today's Weather - North Carolina, NC

11 PM PST

Cloudy

41°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
OvernightCloudy38° / 55°N 5 mph
Monday NightPartly Cloudy37° / 56°W 3 mph
Tuesday NightIsolated Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy35° / 60°NW 2 mph
Wednesday NightPartly Cloudy37° / 62°N 2 mph
Thursday NightMostly Cloudy47° / 65°SW 6 mph
Friday NightChance Light Rain41° / 56°N 6 mph
Saturday NightChance Light Rain42° / 58°S 3 to 8 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 29
Rain: averages 48 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the North Carolina 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° 29°
February54° 32°
March62° 38°
April71° 46°
May78° 55°
June85° 64°
July88° 68°
August87° 67°
September81° 60°
October72° 48°
November63° 39°
December53° 32°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: North Carolina
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January019101
February01591
March09100
April0290
May10100
June70100
July120110
August90100
September3080
October0270
November0880
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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Reviews for North Carolina    89 Reviews
Retirement living - 2/10/2018
Lots of scenery, slow moving, minor crime and mostly friendly people. Natives only want your money: was told I needed to spend my money locally and not else ware. If you... Read More

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From California, living in North Carolina - 9/14/2017
I was born and raised in California, and lived there a total of 24 years. I've lived in North Carolina for a total of 12 years, and have traveled extensively through... Read More

North Carolina is not safe. - 2/8/2017
To Best Places: Due to an archaic discriminatory common law North Carolina is not a good place to move to or to live in. It is known as the 1% contributory negligence... Read More


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