Charlotte - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over eight decades at Charlotte, North Carolina. Listed for every decade from the 1940s to the 2010s are averages for maximum and minimum daily temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed with information on the number of hot and cold days.

Each decade covers a standard 10-year range. For instance the 1990s includes weather measurements from Jan 1, 1990 to Dec 31, 1999. Measurements are missing for the years 1942 and 1943. All the temperature data were collected at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Charlotte
High °F Decade High °C
72.9 2010s 22.7
71.4 2000s 21.9
71.9 1990s 22.2
70.5 1980s 21.4
70.1 1970s 21.2
70.1 1960s 21.2
72.3 1950s 22.4
71.4 1940s 21.9

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Charlotte
Low °F Decade Low °C
50.9 2010s 10.5
49.3 2000s 9.6
51.6 1990s 10.9
50.1 1980s 10.1
49.5 1970s 9.7
48.7 1960s 9.3
50.1 1950s 10.0
49.8 1940s 9.9

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Charlotte reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 221 62
2000s 211 38
1990s 213 48
1980s 203 44
1970s 205 31
1960s 204 39
1950s 211 61
1940s 213 48

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Charlotte dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 0 61
2000s 0 68
1990s 0 44
1980s 0 63
1970s 0 66
1960s 0 76
1950s 0 62
1940s 0 64
Reference

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

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