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Carolina Beach Weather

Carolina Beach, where the summers are warm, and the winters are short. Carolina Beach is one of the best beaches to visit in North Carolina. Even so, it is best to know what to expect when you visit our sandy shores with the most up-to-date Carolina Beach weather forecasts.

Average Temperature

The average temperature in Carolina Beach hovers above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot season, lasting from May to September, typically peaks with an average temperature between 75 degrees and 86 degrees. On the other hand, the cold season, running from December to March, peaks with an average temperature between 40 degrees and 60 degrees.

Cloud Status

In Carolina Beach, visitors can expect seasonal variation of cloud cover throughout the year. The clearest part of the year occurs between September to December, with mostly clear or partly cloudy skies about 50% of the time. The cloudiest parts of the year begin in December and end in September.


Carolina Beach experiences extreme seasonal variation of humidity throughout the year. The muggiest parts of the year are between May and October, with the humidity at least 24% of the time. The month with the least humidity is February.


Carolina Beach deals with rainfall significantly throughout the year. The most amount of rainfall occurs in September, when the area can expect an average rainfall of 6 inches. The month that deals with the least amount of rainfall is April, only accumulating 3 inches of rainfall.


Visitors can expect sunlight on average for 9 hours throughout the course of the year. The month with the most amount of sunshine is June, averaging around 12-14 hours of sunlight during the day. The month with the least amount of daylight is December, with an average of 8-9 hours of sunlight.

Carolina Beach Weather FAQs

What is peak season in Carolina Beach?

Peak season in Carolina Beach is the Springtime, specifically between Memorial Day through Labor Day.

When is the best time to visit Carolina Beach?

The best time to visit Carolina Beach is when the warm weather starts to settle. This is around the middle of April to early June and around the middle of September to late October.

What is the water temperature at Carolina Beach?

The average water temperature at Carolina Beach changes throughout the year. The time of year with the warmest water is between June and September, reaching an average temperature above 78 degrees Fahrenheit. The time of the year with the coldest water temperature is between December and April, averaging below 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

How cold does it get in Carolina Beach?

It can reach temperatures of below 40 degrees Fahrenheit in Carolina Beach between December and March.

When is the best time to swim at Carolina Beach?

The best time to swim at Carlina Beach is between late May to late July and from late July to late September when temperatures fluctuate between 75 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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