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Annual Average Weather for Cape Hatteras, Cape Hatteras Island, United States

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 21.0°C (69.8°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 22.8°C (73.0°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. Annually there are on average 11.9 days of rain per month and 9.1 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Cape Hatteras?

The best months to visit Cape Hatteras are May, June, July, August, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is perfect for sunbathing in the months from June to September when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between June and December when the sea temperature is above the average 23°C (73°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Hatteras year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Cape Hatteras all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is best for sunbathing in the months from June to September when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

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Can you swim in Cape Hatteras year round?

No, you can't swim in Cape Hatteras all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Cape Hatteras are found in August when they peak at 27°C (80°F) and lowest in April when they dip to 18°C (65°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between June and December when the sea temperature is above 23°C (73°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

For perfect swimming and lounging all day, try the months from August to September when the sea temperature is above 26°C (79°F)

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When is the hottest month in Cape Hatteras?

The hottest month in Cape Hatteras is August when the average maximum temperature is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 30°C (86°F), average temperature is 27°C (80°F) and average minimum temperature is 23°C (74°F).

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When is the coldest month in Cape Hatteras?

The coolest month in Cape Hatteras is January when the average maximum temperature is 12°C (53°F), average temperature is 8°C (46°F) and average minimum temperature is 4°C (39°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Cape Hatteras?

The sunniest days in Cape Hatteras are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In July the sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.4hrs making the days very long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Cape Hatteras?

January has the least sunshine. In January the sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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When is the driest month in Cape Hatteras?

The driest month in Cape Hatteras is June with 9.1cm (3.6inches) of rain and May has the fewest days of rain with 10.3 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Cape Hatteras?

The wettest month in Cape Hatteras is September with 24.2cm (9.5inches) of rain and August has the most days of rain with 14.8 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall.

When is the sea the coldest in Cape Hatteras?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Cape Hatteras are found in April when they dip to 18°C (65°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

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When is the sea the warmest in Cape Hatteras?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Cape Hatteras are found in August when they peak at 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

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When is the most humid month in Cape Hatteras?

The most humid month in Cape Hatteras is July with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 24°C (75°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.

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When is the least humid month in Cape Hatteras?

The least humid month in Cape Hatteras is January with a dew point of 7°C (45°F) which is a bit dry for some.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the windiest month in Cape Hatteras?

The most windy month in Cape Hatteras is February when the average maximum windspeed is 29KM/H (18MPH) and the average wind speed is 15KM/H (10MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Cape Hatteras

The hottest month in Cape Hatteras is August when the average maximum temperature is 30°C (86°F), average temperature is 27°C (80°F) and average minimum temperature is 23°C (74°F).

The coolest month in Cape Hatteras is January when the average maximum temperature is 12°C (12°F), average temperature is 8°C (46°F) and average minimum temperature is 4°C (39°F).

Annual Sunshine for Cape Hatteras

The longest days in Cape Hatteras are in June, with an average of 14.5 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 9.8 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Cape Hatteras are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 80% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.4hrs making the days very long and bright.

January has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in July when it reaches 10.8 and lowest in December when it reaches 2.6.

An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Cape Hatteras

The warmest sea water temperatures in Cape Hatteras are found in August when they peak at 27°C (80°F) and lowest in April when they dip to 18°C (65°F).

The sea is best for swimming between June and December when the temperature is above 23°C (73°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Annual Rainfall for Cape Hatteras

The wettest month in Cape Hatteras is September with 24.2cm (9.5inches) of rain and August has the most days of rain with 14.8 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Cape Hatteras is June with 9.1cm (3.6inches) of rain and May has the fewest days of rain with 10.3 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Cape Hatteras

The most humid month in Cape Hatteras is July with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 24°C (75°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.

The least humid month in Cape Hatteras is January with a dew point of 7°C (45°F) which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Cape Hatteras

The most windy month in Cape Hatteras is February when the average maximum windspeed is 29KM/H (18MPH) and the average wind speed is 15KM/H (10MPH).

The least windy month in Cape Hatteras is August when the average maximum windspeed is 25KM/H (15MPH) and the average wind speed is 12KM/H (8MPH).

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