• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Weather

Storm clouds gather across the sound from a group of kayaks pulled up on the beach.
Keeping an eye on the weather is important at Cape Lookout National Seashore.  The open water expanses that must be crossed to reach the park can become unsafe during high winds or during rainstorms.
Jeff Lovett, NC Outward Bound.
 

Weather conditions can change rapidly along the coast. Be prepared to change your plans according to the weather.

Weather Forecast

  • recorded forecast - call the National Weather Service-Newport/Morehead City office at (252) 223-5737.
  • on the web - Harkers Island weather

Current Weather Conditions

An automated tower is located on Cape Lookout to monitor weather conditions. The current readings for air temperature, wind speed & direction can be found on the National Data Buoy Center's website.

Did You Know?

Cape Lookout Proposed Development_copyright Sam Willis

In the early 1900s, development plans were proposed for Cape Lookout. The layout had more than 3000 lots and included a railroad connecting Beaufort to the Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station. Photo courtesy of Samuel Lee Willis.