Raleigh - Temperature Averages by Decade





Summarized here are the temperatures extending over seven decades at Raleigh, North Carolina. Listed for every decade from the 1950s 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. All the temperature data were collected at Raleigh—Durham International Airport.

High Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily maximum temperature at Raleigh
High °F Decade High °C
72.2 2010s 22.3
71.8 2000s 22.1
71.4 1990s 21.9
70.1 1980s 21.2
70.2 1970s 21.2
69.6 1960s 20.9
71.2 1950s 21.8

Low Temperature for Each Decade

Average daily minimum temperature at Raleigh
Low °F Decade Low °C
51.0 2010s 10.6
49.8 2000s 9.9
49.4 1990s 9.7
48.4 1980s 9.1
47.6 1970s 8.7
47.0 1960s 8.4
48.5 1950s 9.2

Hot Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Raleigh reached at least 70 or 90 °F
Decade 70 °F
21 °C
90 °F
32 °C
2010s 215 59
2000s 215 53
1990s 212 45
1980s 204 42
1970s 209 29
1960s 202 31
1950s 205 51

Cold Days per Decade

Total days per year on average when the temperature in Raleigh dropped to 0 or 32 °F or lower
Decade 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2010s 0 63
2000s 0 68
1990s 0 63
1980s 0 76
1970s 0 79
1960s 0 88
1950s 0 73
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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