Average Rainfall for North Carolina in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during May 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 May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Asheville 3.3 83
12 Banner Elk 4.3 109
15 Blowing Rock 5.6 141
14 Boone 4.6 117
16 Grandfather Mountain 5.5 138
14 Highlands 6.3 161
12 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.4 112
12 Morganton 3.7 94
13 Oconaluftee 5.1 130
13 Pisgah Forest 4.7 120
13 Tapoco 5.3 134
14 Waterville 4.9 125

Piedmont

May averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Cary 3.6 92
11 Chapel Hill 3.9 98
10 Charlotte 3.2 81
9 Concord 3.4 87
10 Durham 3.9 98
9 Gastonia 3.0 76
10 Greensboro 3.4 86
8 Henderson 3.4 87
11 Hickory 3.7 93
10 High Point 3.5 88
13 Mount Airy 4.3 108
9 Raleigh 3.7 94
Winston-Salem 3.9 98

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Atlantic Beach 4.0 103
Beaufort 3.9 100
9 Belhaven 3.8 96
9 Cape Hatteras 3.6 91
9 Cedar Island 4.1 103
9 Edenton 3.7 95
10 Elizabeth City 4.0 101
9 Fayetteville 3.3 84
10 Goldsboro 3.8 96
11 Greenville 3.9 98
9 Hofmann Forest 3.9 100
8 Manteo 3.9 100
8 Morehead City 4.6 116
10 New Bern 4.2 105
7 Ocracoke 4.1 105
8 Southport 3.6 92
11 Wilmington 4.5 114
Reference

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

North Carolina Precipitation
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