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This weather data was last updated 2021-09-23 07:56:52.




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Raleigh Weather

The city of Raleigh is located in the central region of the state of North Carolina and it experiences humid sub-tropical climate. The temperatures are moderate during the spring and autumn while the winters can be wet and mild. The summers, on the other hand, can be rather humid and hot. There is not much snow in Raleigh weather. In fact, throughout the year, Raleigh only experiences an average of 6 inches of snow. You can expect to see freezing rain and in some cases sleet during the winters with the occasional ice storm mixed in. There are four seasons which are found in the city of Raleigh and they are very easily recognized. Those are spring, summer, fall and winter and they all have their beauty.

Best Time To Visit

We at Raleigh Weather.Net believe that the spring and the autumn are the best times to visit Raleigh. There is enough warm weather for outdoor activities and you get to avoid the heat of the summer and the possibility of cold weather during the winter. The month of April sees an average high temperature of 72 Fahrenheit (22.2 Celsius) while the average low temperature drops to 47.4 Fahrenheit (8.6 Celsius). That means that if you are planning to stay outside throughout the day you will need to carry a sweater with you but the beauty of the daytime is worth the trouble. During October, the average high temperature is 72.3 Fahrenheit (or 22.4 Celsius) and at night 49.2 Fahrenheit (or 9.6 Celsius).

No Rainy Season

Raleigh weather will not give you a specific rainy season. Rain is distributed throughout the year pretty evenly but the rainiest months are during the summer. You can see precipitation in the city of Raleigh at any time of the year so staying informed by checking is smart. Most of the rain falls in the month of July with an average of 4.72 inches (or 119.9 millimeters) in the month. March, on the other hand, is pretty close to that amount as well with an average of 4.11 inches (or 104 millimeters). The driest month on average is the month of April when the city will experience only 2.91 inches (or 73.9 millimeters) through 9.3 days of rain.


The city of Raleigh is located in an area of the state which has seen several tornados with the closest being an F0 which passed 2.61 miles away from the center of the city. An F2 also hit Raleigh back in 1998. In 1988 an F4 hit only 9.21 miles away from the center of the city and most people remember that tornado as it left 154 injured and 4 deaths. The deadliest tornado to pass within 50 miles of the city happened in 1984 and it was an F3. That tornado left 12 dead and 101 injured. Because of the extreme weather, we at Raleigh Weather.Net that you stay on top of the weather forecast when you visit the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

Other Types Of Weather

Because of its location close to the Atlantic coast, Raleigh weather can also experience hurricanes. Most of the time by the time a tropical weather system reaches the city of Raleigh it will have lost enough strength that it will not cause much damage but tropical storm strength winds can happen. If you are visiting Raleigh during hurricane season, you should check for updates on possible storms. Another problem to hit the city of Raleigh in recent history is drought. Though the city is usually rainy, in the last few years droughts have become more common which does not help when the weather is too hot during the summer. The city of Raleigh can give you weather surprises whenever you visit.

Winters In Raleigh

Even with its humid sub-tropical climate, the city of Raleigh can and does experience snow during the winter. You should not expect the amounts of snow that you will see in the northeast or the Midwest. In fact, the city of Raleigh sees only 6 inches (15.2 centimeters) of snow every year. Snow can be seen as early as November and as late as April with the snowiest month being January which has an average of 2.8 inches (7.1 centimeters). The winter months are also the ones that will experience the least amount of mean monthly sunshine hours. The gloomiest month is December which sees an average of 158.1 sunshine hours each year. The coldest temperature ever recorded is -9 Fahrenheit (-23 Celsius).

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