Average Rainfall for North Carolina in August





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities, towns and parks in North Carolina.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

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
11 Asheville 3.4 87
12 Banner Elk 4.3 109
13 Blowing Rock 5.7 146
13 Boone 5.1 129
16 Grandfather Mountain 5.8 147
16 Highlands 6.6 169
12 Kerr Scott Reservoir 5.1 131
10 Morganton 4.3 108
11 Oconaluftee 3.9 100
14 Pisgah Forest 5.7 145
11 Tapoco 3.7 94
12 Waterville 4.4 111

Piedmont

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Cary 4.7 120
10 Chapel Hill 4.5 114
10 Charlotte 4.2 107
9 Concord 4.1 105
9 Durham 5.2 131
9 Gastonia 4.5 113
9 Greensboro 3.9 99
8 Henderson 4.2 106
10 Hickory 4.1 104
9 High Point 4.4 113
12 Mount Airy 3.9 99
9 Raleigh 4.6 116
Winston-Salem 4.9 124

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Atlantic Beach 7.0 179
Beaufort 7.7 196
11 Belhaven 6.3 160
11 Cape Hatteras 6.9 176
12 Cedar Island 7.5 191
10 Edenton 5.9 150
10 Elizabeth City 5.7 145
11 Fayetteville 5.6 141
11 Goldsboro 5.9 149
11 Greenville 6.1 156
12 Hofmann Forest 7.3 185
9 Manteo 5.7 145
11 Morehead City 7.5 190
13 New Bern 6.7 169
10 Ocracoke 7.8 198
12 Southport 6.8 173
16 Wilmington 7.4 188
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

North Carolina Precipitation
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