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Clayton, DE vs Bethesda, MD

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Highlights

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Bethesda. Clayton averages 200 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bethesda, Maryland gets 42.7 inches of rain, on average, per year. Clayton, Delaware gets 45.4 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Bethesda averages 17.2 inches of snow per year. Clayton averages 17 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Bethesda, Maryland
Summer High:
the July high is around 86.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25.3
Rain: averages 42.7 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 17.2 inches of snow a year

Clayton, Delaware
Summer High:
the July high is around 87.3 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 25.8
Rain: averages 45.4 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 17 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Bethesda

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bethesda is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maryland.

7.3 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Bethesda, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Clayton

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Clayton is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Delaware.

7.3 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Clayton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Clayton, DE

7 PM PST

Mostly Clear

63°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightMostly Clear55° / 73°NE 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear53° / 72°NE 7 to 10 mph
Thursday NightClear50° / 77°S 1 to 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear58° / 84°SW 6 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear61° / 86°SW 6 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear64° / 85°S 10 mph
Monday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers64° / 82°W 5 to 10 mph

Today's Weather - Bethesda, MD

7 PM PST

Mostly Clear

68°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
TonightMostly Clear58° / 75°NE 5 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear57° / 73°NE 5 to 8 mph
Thursday NightClear54° / 79°S 1 to 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear59° / 85°SW 3 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear63° / 87°S 2 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear66° / 86°S 6 mph
Monday NightSlight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms65° / 82°W 6 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthClayton, DEBethesda, MD
January42° / 26°42° / 25°
February46° / 28°46° / 28°
March54° / 35°55° / 35°
April66° / 44°66° / 44°
May75° / 53°74° / 54°
June83° / 63°83° / 63°
July87° / 68°87° / 68°
August86° / 66°85° / 67°
September79° / 59°78° / 59°
October68° / 47°67° / 47°
November58° / 38°57° / 38°
December46° / 30°46° / 29°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Clayton / Bethesda
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 023 / 2310 / 93 / 3
February0 / 020 / 209 / 93 / 2
March0 / 013 / 1310 / 101 / 1
April0 / 02 / 211 / 100 / 0
May1 / 10 / 011 / 120 / 0
June5 / 50 / 09 / 100 / 0
July10 / 100 / 010 / 100 / 0
August7 / 60 / 08 / 80 / 0
September2 / 20 / 08 / 90 / 0
October0 / 01 / 18 / 80 / 0
November0 / 08 / 89 / 90 / 0
December0 / 020 / 2010 / 101 / 1
July is the hottest month for Clayton with an average high temperature of 87.3°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Delaware. In Clayton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Clayton are September, May and June.

July is the hottest month for Bethesda with an average high temperature of 86.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Maryland. In Bethesda, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bethesda are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Clayton with an average of 25.8°. This is warmer than most places in Delaware.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bethesda with an average of 25.3°. This is about average compared to other places in Maryland.



In Clayton, there are 24.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Delaware.

In Bethesda, there are 23.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.



In Clayton, there are 85.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Delaware.

In Bethesda, there are 87.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland.



In Clayton, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Delaware.

In Bethesda, there are 0.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maryland.



September is the wettest month in Clayton with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.4 inches in Clayton means that it is wetter than most places in Delaware.


May is the wettest month in Bethesda with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.8 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 27% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.7 inches in Bethesda means that it is drier than most places in Maryland.


April is the rainiest month in Clayton with 11.0 days of rain, and October is the driest month with only 8.0 rainy days. There are 113.1 rainy days annually in Clayton, which is about average compared to other places in Delaware. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.

May is the rainiest month in Bethesda with 11.6 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 113.9 rainy days annually in Bethesda, which is about average compared to other places in Maryland. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 28% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 17.0 inches in Clayton means that it is one of the snowiest places in Delaware.

An annual snowfall of 17.2 inches in Bethesda means that it is snowier than most places in Maryland.



February is the snowiest month in Clayton with 7.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Bethesda with 6.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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re: - 11/28/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
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ZIPS IN CLAYTON, DELAWARE
19938
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20817, 20814, 20816

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