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 1991 to 2020 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, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
52 32 January 11 0
57 35 February 14 2
64 41 March 18 5
73 49 April 23 10
80 58 May 27 14
87 66 June 31 19
90 70 July 32 21
89 69 August 31 20
83 63 September 28 17
73 50 October 23 10
63 40 November 17 4
55 35 December 13 1
72 51 Year 22 10

Days of Hot Weather in Charlotte

Charlotte regularly has 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 does climb to 100 degrees F (38 °C) on an average of once a year.

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 2 0 0
February 3 0 0
March 10 2 0
April 20 8 0
May 28 18 2
June 30 27 10
July 31 30 18
August 31 29 14
September 29 21 5
October 22 7 0
November 8 1 0
December 2 0 0
Year 215 143 49

How Often Charlotte Has Cold Temperatures

Charlotte averages seven 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 chilly.

Even after the most frigid nights, the days in Charlotte almost always 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 4 17 25
February 1 12 20
March 0 6 15
April 0 1 5
May 0 0 0
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 1 14 23
Year 7 58 111
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 (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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