Living in Wake


Wake County, in the heart of North Carolina, offers a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.

Raleigh, N.C., experiences generally moderate temperatures during spring and autumn. Spring temperatures range from the mid-60s to the mid-80s °F. Fall high temperatures average in the 70s.

Winters are mild and wet, with highs generally in the range of 47-53°F and with lows around or just below freezing, although an occasional 60°F warmer winter day is not uncommon. Lows may also fall into the 15-20° range occasionally. Raleigh receives an average six inches of snow in winter. Freezing rain and sleet also occur most winters, and occasionally the area experiences a ice storm.

Summers are typically hot. Summer daytime highs average in the upper-80s to low-90s °F with warm and humid nights in the upper-60s. Temperatures can reach 100°F. The region's rainiest months are January and March, with the driest months being April and November.