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Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Climate & Temperature

  • Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Usa is at 3515'N, 7532'W, 3 m (10 ft). See map.
  • Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • The mean annual temperature is 16.7 degrees Celsius (62.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.8 °C (33.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 12.3°C (54.2°F) on average falling to 3.6°C (38.5°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 19.4°C (67°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 10.7°C (51.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 28.5°C (83.4°F) and average low temperatures are 21.3°C (70.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 22.6°C (72.6°F) during the day and lows of 14.7°C (58.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1424.7 mm (56.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1424.7 Litres/m (34.94 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2718 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Perth, Western Australia, Australia where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Subtropical dry forest biome).

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 11 (52) 12 (53) 15 (60) 19 (67) 24 (74) 27 (81) 29 (85) 29 (85) 27 (81) 22 (72) 18 (65) 14 (57) 21 (69)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 8 (46) 11 (52) 15 (59) 19 (67) 23 (74) 26 (78) 26 (78) 23 (74) 19 (65) 14 (57) 9 (49) 17 (62)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (37) 3 (38) 6 (44) 10 (51) 15 (60) 20 (67) 22 (72) 22 (72) 20 (68) 15 (58) 10 (49) 5 (41) 13 (55)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 135 (5) 105 (4) 109 (4) 90 (4) 102 (4) 104 (4) 127 (5) 152 (6) 134 (5) 127 (5) 126 (5) 115 (5) 1425 (56)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 11 (35) 10 (35) 11 (35) 9 (30) 10 (32) 8 (27) 11 (35) 11 (35) 9 (30) 9 (29) 9 (30) 10 (32) 118 (32)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 29' 5h 27' 6h 27' 8h 52' 9h 15' 9h 50' 9h 48' 8h 58' 7h 36' 6h 56' 6h 12' 5h 21' 7h 26'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 04' 10h 51' 11h 55' 13h 03' 14h 00' 14h 29' 14h 16' 13h 27' 12h 21' 11h 13' 10h 16' 9h 49' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 45 (55) 51 (49) 55 (45) 69 (31) 67 (33) 69 (31) 69 (31) 67 (33) 62 (38) 63 (37) 61 (39) 55 (45) 62 (38)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 34.9 44.2 55.1 66.7 75 78.2 75.1 66.7 55.2 43.8 34.7 31.3 55

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