Average Rainfall for North Carolina in August





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities, communities and other locations around North Carolina.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

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 monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Asheville 3.6 91
14 Banner Elk 4.3 109
13 Boone 5.6 141
13 Cullowhee 4.3 109
16 Grandfather Mountain 5.8 146
16 Highlands 7.1 180
13 Kerr Scott Reservoir 5.6 141
11 Morganton 4.8 122
13 North Wilkesboro 5.1 129
16 Pisgah Forest 6.2 157
10 Tapoco 4.1 105
12 Waterville 4.6 117
11 Winston-Salem 4.5 115

Piedmont

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Albemarle 4.9 123
12 Burlington 3.5 90
11 Chapel Hill 4.3 109
10 Charlotte 4.4 110
10 Concord 4.5 115
9 Durham 5.2 133
9 Gastonia 4.6 116
11 Greensboro 4.5 115
10 Henderson 5.1 130
11 Hickory 4.6 116
10 High Point 5.1 129
13 Mount Airy 4.7 119
11 Raleigh 4.7 120
11 Shelby 4.5 114

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Atlantic Beach 7.1 180
13 Beaufort 7.3 185
10 Belhaven 6.4 161
12 Cape Hatteras 6.7 171
13 Cedar Island 8.0 203
9 Edenton 6.2 156
10 Elizabeth City 5.9 150
10 Fayetteville 5.2 132
11 Goldsboro 6.4 163
12 Greenville 6.0 153
12 Hofmann Forest 7.2 184
10 Kinston 6.4 162
12 Lumberton 6.2 156
8 Manteo 5.6 143
12 Morehead City 7.8 197
14 New Bern 6.8 173
11 Ocracoke 7.4 188
9 Roanoke Rapids 5.2 133
10 Rocky Mount 4.8 122
11 Southport 6.8 172
14 Wilmington 8.2 207
10 Wilson 5.3 135
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

North Carolina Precipitation
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