November is the driest month of the year in North Carolina and sees a rapid drop in temperatures statewide. Asheville and Waterville in the mountain zone register mild temperatures between 38°F (3.3°C) to 60°F (15.6°C), while Raleigh and Charlotte in the Piedmont division range between 39°F (3.9°C) to 63°F (17.2°C). Southport and Wilmington are among the warmest places in the state, with temperatures between 45°F (7.2°C) to 71°F (21.7°C). The days still receive adequate sunshine but are warm at best. The sunshine lasts at least 6 hours a day, and the skies alternate between partly cloudy and clear ones. The conditions are windy, and the nights are cold. The harvest season draws to a close, with plenty of produce available for consumption. Wine and beer festivals keep the spirits up as the arrival of the cold season is on the cards. The tourist numbers drop by November with a significant drop in temperatures. Snowfall is rare in the mountains and absent in the interior and coastal regions. November is the end of the temperate autumn season in North Carolina.