Raleigh Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Raleigh, North Carolina during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the city, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 70, 80 or 90 °F each month in Raleigh, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Raleigh temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
51 30 January 11 -1
55 32 February 13 0
63 39 March 17 4
72 48 April 22 9
80 57 May 27 14
87 66 June 31 19
90 69 July 32 21
89 68 August 31 20
82 61 September 28 16
73 50 October 23 10
63 41 November 17 5
54 33 December 12 0
72 50 Year 22 10

Days of Hot Weather in Raleigh

During summer months, Raleigh often has a daytime high of at least 90 degrees F. Even as early as April or as late as October, the thermometer can climb to 90 F here.

The city averages two days a year with the temperature into the 100s F. July and August are most likely to have a day that hot, but June and September can also reach 100 degrees (38 °C).

Days per month in Raleigh of at least 70, 80 or 90 °F
  70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
January 1 0 0
February 2 0 0
March 2 2 0
April 18 7 1
May 28 17 2
June 30 26 10
July 31 30 17
August 31 29 13
September 29 20 4
October 20 6 0
November 8 1 0
December 2 0 0
Year 208 137 46

How Often Raleigh Has Cold Temperatures

The chilliest nights at Raleigh drop down to 10 °F (-12 °C) or below. The city averages just one night a year that cold. Another seven nights a winter have lows in the range of 11 to 20 degrees F.

Raleigh typically has two or three days annually when the thermometer never rises above freezing. Frosty days are most common in January but can happen anytime from December to March.

Days per month on average in Raleigh when the minimum temperature drops to 20, 32, or 40 °F or below
  20 °F
-8 °C
32 °F
0 °C
40 °F
4 °C
January 5 18 27
February 2 15 23
March 0 7 17
April 0 1 6
May 0 0 0
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 4
November 0 5 14
December 2 15 25
Year 8 61 117
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

North Carolina Temperatures
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