Wrightsville Beach Weather

Wrightsville Beach Weather:

Wrightsville Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with the following characteristics:

•    Winters are in general rather mild with January highs in the mid 50s °F (11–14 °C) and lows in the mid 30s °F (1–3 °C).  In most years there is no snowfall, and when it does snow is generally light.

•    Spring is reasonably lengthy and begins in late February and lasts to early May. There can be significant pollen dusting in the springtime  due to the presence of abundant dense vegetation in the area tending to turn cars and rooftops yellow.

•    With Summer comes high humidity and daily high temperatures usually range from the upper 80s to lower 90s °F (31–34 °C). The daily low temperatures will usually range from 70 to 75 °F. The heat indices can break the 100 °F (38 °C) mark, although the actual temperature does not do so in most years. The Wrightsville Beach area can be subject to hurricane or tropical storm activity (usually from August to mid October), with an average frequency of once every seven years due to the proximity of warm Atlantic Ocean waters and prevailing tropical-system tracks. These tropical systems can sometimes bring with them very high winds and heavy rains –  sometimes four or more inches can fall in a one tropical system. Precipitation in Wrightsville Beach occurs year round.April is the driest month (less than 3 inches of rain on average) and July to September are the wettest months (over 7 inches of rain each, on average). In the average year, the period from July to September brings about 40% of annual rainfall.

•    Autumn is also somewhat humid early on bringing the threat of tropical weather systems such as hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions coming to a peak in September. Many  deciduous trees may lose their leaves although most trees in the area are evergreens and will remain green year-round.