Information & Facts
Wilmington has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and
hot, humid summers. Average winter temperatures range between 50F
and 65F (10C and 18C) while summers weather warms up to a balmy and
sticky 80F to 90F (27C to 32C). Spring is warm and mild and
visitors should note that often rooftops and cars can be turned
yellow due to the pollen dusting during the season. Due to the
proximity of the warm Atlantic Ocean waters, Wilmington has been
known to be hit by tropical cyclones during the summer months, from
November to March and travellers planning their trips should take
this into account.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.