Raleigh - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Raleigh, North Carolina. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Raleigh rose above 102 °F? What was the highest temperature in Raleigh a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Raleigh and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1894, with a few years missing data. The highest temperature measured during that time was 105 degrees Fahrenheit (41 Celsius) on multiple dates including July 8, 2012 and August 21, 2007.

Since 1945 the temperature extremes were observed at Raleigh–Durham International Airport. Before then, the weather station was at Raleigh State University.

Highest Raleigh temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
98 July 17, 2018 37
102 July 23, 2017 39
99 August 26, 2016 37
100 June 16, 2015 38
98 July 14, 2014 + 37
96 July 24, 2013 36
105 July 08, 2012 + 41
104 July 29, 2011 40
102 July 25, 2010 + 39
Highest temperature recorded at Raleigh each year
Max °F Date Max °C
99 August 11, 2009 + 37
101 June 10, 2008 + 38
105 August 21, 2007 41
99 August 29, 2006 + 37
102 July 27, 2005 39
96 July 10, 2004 + 36
95 July 09, 2003 35
103 August 23, 2002 39
100 August 09, 2001 38
99 June 13, 2000 37
104 August 01, 1999 + 40
99 July 22, 1998 + 37
99 August 17, 1997 + 37
99 June 24, 1996 37
100 August 14, 1995 38
96 June 16, 1994 36
99 July 29, 1993 + 37
96 July 13, 1992 + 36
96 September 14, 1991 + 36
98 September 07, 1990 + 37
96 July 11, 1989 36
105 August 18, 1988 41
99 July 22, 1987 + 37
100 June 23, 1986 38
95 July 10, 1985 35
94 July 11, 1984 + 34
101 August 22, 1983 + 38
94 July 27, 1982 + 34
100 June 22, 1981 38
98 August 01, 1980 37
98 August 08, 1979 37
98 June 28, 1978 37
103 July 08, 1977 39
100 July 24, 1976 38
97 August 25, 1975 36
93 July 15, 1974 + 34
95 June 17, 1973 35
94 July 23, 1972 34
94 July 18, 1971 + 34
95 June 18, 1970 35
95 July 06, 1969 35
98 August 22, 1968 + 37
93 July 11, 1967 + 34
97 July 14, 1966 + 36
94 August 27, 1965 34
99 June 21, 1964 + 37
97 July 28, 1963 36
95 July 16, 1962 + 35
94 July 31, 1961 34
96 June 24, 1960 36
102 June 30, 1959 39
95 July 31, 1958 + 35
98 August 16, 1957 + 37
97 September 16, 1956 + 36
98 July 03, 1955 37
104 September 06, 1954 + 40
102 July 31, 1953 39
105 July 23, 1952 41
99 June 02, 1951 37
98 September 03, 1950 37
100 July 27, 1949 + 38
100 August 29, 1948 + 38
99 July 31, 1947 37
96 July 08, 1946 + 36
102 June 30, 1945 39
1944
1943
1942
1941
1940
99 September 09, 1939 37
98 August 16, 1938 37
100 July 16, 1937 38
101 June 30, 1936 38
99 August 04, 1935 + 37
98 July 16, 1934 + 37
101 June 21, 1933 38
103 August 31, 1932 + 39
98 July 30, 1931 37
99 July 22, 1930 + 37
93 August 02, 1929 + 34
95 August 03, 1928 + 35
97 June 30, 1927 36
102 July 21, 1926 39
100 September 04, 1925 38
100 June 21, 1924 38
96 August 15, 1923 36
94 July 02, 1922 + 34
1921
96 June 17, 1920 + 36
95 July 05, 1919 + 35
99 August 14, 1918 + 37
98 July 31, 1917 37
96 May 27, 1916 36
98 July 31, 1915 + 37
100 July 26, 1914 + 38
99 July 18, 1913 37
99 September 02, 1912 + 37
100 June 11, 1911 38
94 July 28, 1910 34
95 August 29, 1909 35
96 July 18, 1908 + 36
98 July 23, 1907 + 37
97 July 01, 1906 + 36
96 August 07, 1905 + 36
97 June 05, 1904 + 36
99 August 26, 1903 + 37
101 July 19, 1902 38
98 July 25, 1901 37
100 July 22, 1900 + 38
100 September 06, 1899 38
97 June 26, 1898 36
98 September 14, 1897 37
99 August 10, 1896 37
100 June 03, 1895 38
97 June 29, 1894 36
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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