Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is an international airport located in unincorporated Wake County, about 15 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city. Its airport code is RDU, and it is the main airport for the Research Triangle region, which encompasses Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. It is the second-busiest airport in the state, with about 400 daily departures.

Weather in Raleigh-Durham

The weather in Raleigh experiences both ends of the spectrum in terms of hot and cold. Summers tend to be hot and muggy while the winters are very cold, but luckily fairly short. Temperatures generally vary between 33 and 89 degrees throughout the year, but rarely fall below 20 degrees or rise above 95 degrees.

Winter in Raleigh-Durham

Winter in Raleigh-Durham

The winters in Raleigh can be slightly wet, seeing about 6 inches of snow on average. The area also experiences freezing rain, sleet, and ice storms. Raleigh is about an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains, so it experiences some intense cold during the winters, but not as cold as it is in true mountain towns.

Rainfall in Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh can get fairly muggy and humid, especially in the summers. On average, the city receives about 43 inches of rainfall per year. The wettest season lasts from May to August. The city isn’t any more likely to have poor flying conditions than most places in the United States due to its fairly temperate climate.


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