Chapel Hill NC Climate

Chapel Hill is centrally located between the mountains to the West and the Atlantic Ocean to the East; the town enjoys a favorable climate. The mountains form a partial barrier to cold air masses moving eastward from the nation's interior, allowing for very few days in the heart of winter when the temperature drops below 20° F. Tropical air is present over the eastern and central sections of North Carolina during much of the summer, bringing warm temperatures and high humidities. Rainfall is spread evenly among the seasons.