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As you can imagine life on a barrier island is at the mercy of the weather, which is just fine by us. Seasons change, each with their own definite characteristics that make the Outer Banks special. The one constant? There's something to see and do nearly every day of the year, regardless of the weather
The Atlantic Ocean is a wonderful moderator of our Outer Banks (OBX) climate, acting as a cooling factor in the summer months and a warming one in the winter months. That is, if the water temperature of the ocean is 70 degrees in the summer, it acts to cool the atmosphere close to the water that then mixes with the wind and works to drop the overall air temperature. The opposite effect works to our benefit in the winter. We still have four distinct seasons here, but we rarely have winter snows.
Summer months average lows from the mid 70's to highs near 90, depending on the time of the summer. Average temperatures on the Outer Banks climb to 85°, but even on the hottest of summer days you can expect a slight to moderate ocean breeze. In summer the wind blows out of the southwest, picking up speed in the late afternoon.
Fall is perfect for spending your days outdoors. Expect temperatures in the lower 80's in September, and mid- 70's in October.
Winter temperatures are usually cool, though the wind can make it feel colder. Winter daytime temperatures average in the lower 50's with nights averaging in the upper 30's.
Spring is typically a mild season; however, temperatures in the spring can be very unpredictable. Average daytime temperatures are normally in the upper 60's and lower 70's.
We all remember that the Wright Brothers visited the Outer Banks to fly their airplane because of the natural winds. Those same winds are still here, acting to mitigate the warmth of our Southern summers. However, they are not always so nice in the winter, adding a bit of a wind chill in the colder months. The Outer Banks typically is 3-6 degrees cooler in the summer than our inland neighbors and we are a little warmer in the winter.
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