Average Temperatures for North Carolina in January





Average temperatures for January at cities, communities and other locations around North Carolina are listed below in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

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.

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum temperatures based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 by the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

North Carolina Mountains

Average January temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
48 29 Asheville 9 -2
40 22 Banner Elk 5 -6
39 21 Blowing Rock 4 -6
41 22 Boone 5 -6
49 26 Cullowhee 9 -4
37 21 Grandfather Mountain 3 -6
42 24 Highlands 6 -5
49 27 Kerr Scott Reservoir 10 -3
49 28 Morganton 10 -2
48 27 North Wilkesboro 9 -3
49 26 Pisgah Forest 10 -4
48 28 Tapoco 9 -2
49 29 Waterville 9 -2
49 31 Winston-Salem 9 -1

Piedmont

Average daily temperatures in January
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
51 31 Albemarle 11 -1
52 30 Burlington 11 -1
50 31 Cary 10 0
51 29 Chapel Hill 10 -1
52 32 Charlotte 11 0
53 29 Concord 12 -2
49 28 Durham 9 -2
53 31 Gastonia 12 0
50 30 Greensboro 10 -1
51 26 Henderson 10 -3
49 30 Hickory 10 -1
52 32 High Point 11 0
47 25 Mount Airy 8 -4
52 32 Raleigh 11 0
53 27 Shelby 11 -3

North Carolina Coast

January temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
54 39 Atlantic Beach 12 4
55 38 Beaufort 13 3
54 33 Belhaven 12 0
55 41 Cape Hatteras 13 5
62 38 Cedar Island 16 3
52 34 Edenton 11 1
53 34 Elizabeth City 12 1
54 32 Fayetteville 12 0
54 35 Goldsboro 12 1
53 33 Greenville 12 1
55 32 Hofmann Forest 13 0
56 32 Jacksonville 13 0
56 35 Kinston 13 2
54 33 Lumberton 12 1
51 36 Manteo 10 2
55 36 Morehead City 13 2
55 34 New Bern 13 1
52 40 Ocracoke 11 4
50 30 Roanoke Rapids 10 -1
50 31 Rocky Mount 10 -1
60 36 Southport 16 2
57 36 Wilmington 14 2
52 33 Wilson 11 0
Reference

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

North Carolina Temperatures
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