Average Temperatures for North Carolina in May

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Average temperatures for May at cities, towns, parks and lakes throughout North Carolina are listed below in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum monthly temperatures based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: North Carolina Mountains in the west, Piedmont in the center, and North Carolina Coast to the east.

North Carolina Mountains

Average May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
75 53 Asheville 24 12
68 45 Banner Elk 20   7
66 47 Blowing Rock 19   8
69 46 Boone 21   8
61 47 Grandfather Mountain 16   8
71 47 Highlands 22   9
77 52 Kerr Scott Reservoir 25 11
78 53 Morganton 25 12
76 48 Oconaluftee 24   9
76 48 Pisgah Forest 24   9
77 51 Tapoco 25 11
77 53 Waterville 25 12

Piedmont

Average daily temperatures in May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
78 55 Cary 26 13
78 55 Chapel Hill 26 13
79 56 Charlotte 26 13
80 56 Concord 27 13
77 54 Durham 25 12
80 57 Gastonia 26 14
78 56 Greensboro 25 13
78 52 Henderson 26 11
77 55 Hickory 25 13
80 56 High Point 27 13
76 49 Mount Airy 25 10
80 57 Raleigh 27 14
78 56 Winston-Salem 26 13

North Carolina Coast

May temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
76 62 Atlantic Beach 24 16
76 62 Beaufort 24 16
79 58 Belhaven 26 14
74 61 Cape Hatteras 23 16
82 58 Cedar Island 28 14
79 59 Edenton 26 15
79 56 Elizabeth City 26 13
81 57 Fayetteville 27 14
81 58 Goldsboro 27 15
80 58 Greenville 27 14
79 54 Hofmann Forest 26 12
77 59 Manteo 25 15
78 61 Morehead City 25 16
80 59 New Bern 27 15
74 61 Ocracoke 23 16
82 60 Southport 28 15
81 60 Wilmington 27 16
Reference

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

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