Charlotte Weather and Climate

Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons. Winters are short and generally cool. April is the driest month. Summers are hot and humid, with a daily average in July of 80 F. There are 40 days per year with highs at or above 90 F. Autumn is generally drier than Spring.



Coastal Plain

The climate in the coastal plain is controlled by the Atlantic Ocean. Because the Atlantic Ocean controls the climate in the coastal plain, temperatures are mild. During the summers. Summer temperatures never go above 89 degrees F. During the winter, temperatures never go below the 40 degree F mark. In some places of the coastal plain remain in the 60's all winter long.

In this region of the state, there is rarely snow fall. The people of this region may see approximately one inch of snow a year, or they may not see snow at all.

The Piedmont Region

Weather in the piedmont region is not quite as mild as the weather in the coastal region. Summer is hotter in this region, with temperatures that exceed 90 degrees F. Winters are considerably colder, with temperatures averaging in the 40's during the day and dropping down below freezing at night. This region sees more snow than the coastal region.

The Piedmont region is known for having storms. These storms can get bad enough that there are power outages and fallen trees. Ice storms are also common in this region. They happen every year during the winter.

Mountainous Region

The mountainous region sees the coolest weather in the state. During the summertime, temperatures will rarely ever rise above the 80 degree mark. During the winter, though, temperatures can get brutal. Temperatures can drop down into the teens or even go below the zero mark. Compared to all of the regions in North Carolina, the mountainous region receives the most snow. People living in this region will definitely give the advice to bundle up warm during these winter months.