The Hottest County In North Carolina

By Sarah Tate

August 15, 2023

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Summer is still in full swing, and with it has come some extremely hot temperatures. From average warm temps and high humidity sending people flocking to swimming pools or the beach to heat waves forcing them to take shelter indoors, some places experience hotter temperatures than others.

Stacker analyzed data from years past to determine which North Carolina counties get a bit warmer during the summer months than others. Here's how the site determined the list:

"Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the warmest summers in North Carolina using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information. Data represents the average temperatures from June to August 2022; the historic average is the average for these months from 1901 to 2000."

According to the site, the hottest county in North Carolina is Robeson County, with a summer 2022 average temperature of 80 degrees. The historic average summer temp is 78 degrees, and last summer had a 2.1 degree difference.

These are the North Carolina counties with the Top 10 hottest summers:

  1. Robeson County
  2. Scotland County
  3. New Hanover County
  4. Cumberland County
  5. Hoke County
  6. Brunswick County
  7. Carteret County
  8. Richmond County
  9. Bladen County
  10. Anson County

Check out Stacker's full list to see more of the hottest counties in North Carolina. To see the other side of the thermometer's effects, read up on the coldest city in North Carolina and see where the biggest snowfall in the state was recorded.

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