Wilmington - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Wilmington, North Carolina. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Wilmington rose above 100 °F? What was the highest temperature in Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 1875. The highest temperature measured during that time was 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 Celsius) on June 27, 1952.

Since 1948 the temperature extremes were observed at Wilmington International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Wilmington.

Highest Wilmington temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
97 June 19, 2018 36
97 July 07, 2017 36
98 July 27, 2016 37
100 June 16, 2015 38
97 June 20, 2014 36
95 August 12, 2013 + 35
103 June 30, 2012 39
102 July 13, 2011 39
98 August 12, 2010 + 37
Highest temperature recorded at Wilmington each year
Max °F Date Max °C
97 August 11, 2009 36
101 June 09, 2008 38
100 August 21, 2007 38
98 August 03, 2006 37
98 July 27, 2005 37
97 July 07, 2004 36
96 July 09, 2003 36
99 June 02, 2002 37
96 August 08, 2001 + 36
95 May 13, 2000 35
103 August 01, 1999 39
98 June 30, 1998 + 37
96 August 18, 1997 36
96 May 19, 1996 36
99 August 13, 1995 37
98 June 22, 1994 37
101 July 29, 1993 38
99 July 11, 1992 37
98 August 04, 1991 37
101 June 21, 1990 38
97 August 06, 1989 + 36
99 August 18, 1988 37
100 July 22, 1987 38
100 July 18, 1986 38
98 July 10, 1985 + 37
98 June 19, 1984 37
100 August 22, 1983 + 38
93 August 25, 1982 34
98 July 14, 1981 37
101 August 01, 1980 38
99 August 09, 1979 37
100 June 28, 1978 38
102 July 09, 1977 + 39
99 July 15, 1976 37
98 September 04, 1975 + 37
96 June 23, 1974 36
96 August 14, 1973 36
98 July 23, 1972 37
95 June 05, 1971 35
98 June 19, 1970 37
98 July 07, 1969 37
100 August 23, 1968 + 38
97 May 28, 1967 36
96 July 05, 1966 36
96 August 27, 1965 36
97 June 15, 1964 36
96 June 11, 1963 + 36
97 July 15, 1962 36
97 August 01, 1961 36
95 August 08, 1960 + 35
101 June 29, 1959 38
99 June 14, 1958 37
98 July 09, 1957 37
97 August 06, 1956 36
96 July 18, 1955 36
102 August 05, 1954 + 39
98 May 31, 1953 + 37
104 June 27, 1952 40
100 July 13, 1951 38
98 June 27, 1950 + 37
100 July 27, 1949 38
98 June 25, 1948 37
94 June 30, 1947 34
95 July 08, 1946 35
94 September 21, 1945 + 34
100 June 18, 1944 38
100 June 05, 1943 38
101 July 19, 1942 38
96 July 29, 1941 36
98 July 22, 1940 + 37
98 September 09, 1939 37
96 August 17, 1938 36
95 July 11, 1937 + 35
102 July 28, 1936 39
97 August 04, 1935 36
97 July 17, 1934 36
98 June 21, 1933 37
98 August 30, 1932 37
98 September 18, 1931 37
98 July 30, 1930 + 37
94 August 24, 1929 + 34
98 June 21, 1928 + 37
95 September 15, 1927 35
98 July 10, 1926 37
101 August 14, 1925 38
99 June 21, 1924 + 37
93 August 08, 1923 + 34
94 June 12, 1922 34
96 June 28, 1921 + 36
98 June 12, 1920 37
95 August 01, 1919 + 35
98 August 13, 1918 37
97 July 31, 1917 36
95 August 16, 1916 35
96 September 10, 1915 36
99 July 25, 1914 37
96 July 03, 1913 + 36
96 September 02, 1912 + 36
96 June 12, 1911 36
94 September 07, 1910 34
91 August 10, 1909 + 33
93 July 15, 1908 + 34
100 July 08, 1907 38
96 August 10, 1906 36
95 July 20, 1905 + 35
96 July 20, 1904 36
97 August 28, 1903 36
100 July 06, 1902 + 38
95 July 25, 1901 35
98 July 22, 1900 37
98 August 04, 1899 37
96 May 30, 1898 36
97 July 02, 1897 + 36
98 July 30, 1896 37
100 June 03, 1895 + 38
95 August 10, 1894 + 35
97 July 08, 1893 36
96 July 28, 1892 36
95 June 27, 1891 35
100 June 27, 1890 38
97 May 11, 1889 36
96 July 12, 1888 36
100 July 18, 1887 + 38
94 July 28, 1886 + 34
94 August 20, 1885 + 34
94 July 13, 1884 34
97 July 24, 1883 + 36
94 August 07, 1882 + 34
96 July 17, 1881 36
100 June 15, 1880 38
103 July 12, 1879 39
99 August 02, 1878 37
97 July 28, 1877 + 36
99 June 28, 1876 37
102 July 18, 1875 39
Reference

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

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