North Carolina Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

North Carolina has a humid, sub-tropical climate, with short, mild winters and sultry summers. Heavy rainfall is experienced in the mountains and Mt Mitchell receives an average winter snowfall of 127cm (50 inches). The coastal areas have a more moderate climate, but are susceptible to storms and hurricanes moving up the Atlantic coast.

Required clothing

Lightweight cotton clothes and rainwear. Warm clothing for evenings in the spring and autumn, during the winter season and in mountain areas.

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