Charlotte Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Charlotte, 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 Charlotte, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1981 to 2010 weather.

10-year temperature averages for Charlotte, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
52 30 January 11 -1
57 35 February 14 2
64 40 March 18 5
74 50 April 23 10
82 60 May 28 15
88 67 June 31 19
91 71 July 33 21
89 69 August 32 21
85 64 September 29 18
75 51 October 24 10
62 38 November 17 3
56 36 December 14 2
73 51 Year 23 11
30-year temperature averages for Charlotte, 1981 to 2010
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
51 30 January 10 -1
55 33 February 13 0
63 39 March 17 4
72 47 April 22 8
79 56 May 26 13
86 65 June 30 18
89 68 July 32 20
88 67 August 31 20
81 60 September 27 16
72 49 October 22 9
62 39 November 17 4
53 32 December 12 0
71 49 Year 22 9

Days of Hot Weather in Charlotte

Charlotte regularly gets highs of 90 degrees or more during summer months. The 90-degree heat can arrive as early as April or as late as October.

The thermometer can even climb to 100 degrees F (38 °C) in July or August, although that's not an annual event.

Days per month in Charlotte 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 1 0
April 18 6 0
May 28 15 1
June 29 26 8
July 31 30 14
August 31 28 10
September 28 18 3
October 19 5 0
November 7 0 0
December 2 0 0
Year 204 130 35

How Often Charlotte Has Cold Temperatures

Charlotte averages nine nights a year with lows in the range of 11 to 20 degrees F and one night of 10 °F (-12 °C) or below. The coldest nights most commonly occur in January, although December and February can also get that frosty.

Even after the chilliest nights, most days in Charlotte warm up to above freezing. On average just one or two days each winter don't reach above 32 °F.

Days per month on average in Charlotte 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 26
February 2 14 22
March 0 7 16
April 0 1 7
May 0 0 1
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 1 5
November 0 7 17
December 3 17 25
Year 10 65 119
References

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

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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