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Old 01-23-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: CALIFORNIA
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Hello everyone, my family and I are planning on taking a trip to Emerald isle for vacation this summer. We have never been there before but we hear it is a very nice place to visit. I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on the best time to visit as far as the weather is concerned. I guess what I want to know is if it rains a lot and is it very humid there. Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: NC
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may and june are good for (fairly) low humidity (its all about perspective, you know lol)

it doesnt rain a lot, but if your luck runs like mine, youre guaranteed to get the rainiest week of the year LOL
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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This far out, it will be a crapshoot when it comes to weather. But I would wait later in the season. It takes a while for the water to warm up. But warm water also means greater "chance" of a hurricane
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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movingon09-If you are coming to EI this summer you'll find June air and water temps in the lower 80's and a greater chance of lower humidity. By the end of August/beginning of September you'll find the water temps, air temps and humidity at its highest. Afternoon thunder showers are common during this time but tend to be very brief but can be very strong. End of summer/beginning of fall is also the time of year when we are most likely to feel the effects of a hurricane.
Bill
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: VT
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We visited EI August of last year. We were there for a week and two days it rained a lot but the rest of the time it was amazing and the water was so warm!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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I failed to mention that the beach is the coolest place to be during the summer. Inland suffers from the effects of ground radiant heat. The beach enjoys a steady cooling southerly sea breeze. Havelock, Goldsboro, Kinston might be in the mid 90's but for the most part the beach will remain in the 80's.
Bill
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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We have been vacationing in Emerald Isle since 2005-2 weeks a year-1 week in July and the 2nd in August. We absolutely love it! Water is warm and color beautiful. Totally relaxing-we rent a condo steps to the water.
Can't wait to return again this July! Sometimes the wind can be a problem--it's hit or miss-we deal with with it. Coming from LI/NY and now in IL- we can deal with it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Any time in summer should be fine, but don't forget that water takes time to warm up so even when the air is warm (June), the water won't get as warm until later--and then similarly it takes longer to cool, so September is an excellent time to visit NC beaches (or even October).

The main thing about Emerald Isle is the traffic and crowds--most parts of the beach are pretty crowded in the summer and I find the traffic annoying. But of course, you'll probably be in your own house most of the time.
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