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Old 09-08-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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How is the weather at the end of April, first week of May? Looking to schedule something for Easter break in Duck and just want to get an idea of what type of weather to expect.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Cold Wind . but mild temperatures and chilly nights. My last trip to the OBX was around 2nd week in May. Wind was my only complaint we couldnt lay out on the beach due to the blowing sand in the face. Just prepare for that pack a Wind Breaker, hoodies & Jeans. Other than that it ideal time to visit because the beach traffic isnt around and you can walk on the beach and practically have it to yourself.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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How about late September?
Has the water cooled down or is it still warm?
Is it nice or depressed and abadoned?
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:06 PM
 
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Duck is colder than the rest of the Outer Banks. Not due to latitude, but because the ocean is colder up there.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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I wouldn't count on a typical "beach experience" in April/May, but you never know. The days could indeed be pretty warm, but the water won't have warmed up enough to swim in by then, most likely.

To answer the other person's question about late September--yes, the water should still be warm--it always takes the water longer to warm up than the air but also longer to cool down, so in spring you'll have warm air/cool water while in fall it's more like cooler air/warm water. Though late September it can still be pretty warm in the air, too (especially this record-heat-breaking year!). September and early Oct are thought by many to be the best times to go to the beach: weather is still likely to be great, without the summer crowds.
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