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2020 Compare Climate & Weather:
Portland, ME vs Bangor, ME

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Highlights

On average, there are 177 sunny days per year in Bangor. Portland averages 203 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Bangor, Maine gets 42.4 inches of rain, on average, per year. Portland, Maine gets 48.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Bangor averages 68.9 inches of snow per year. Portland averages 61 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Bangor, Maine
Summer High:
the July high is around 79.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 42.4 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 68.9 inches of snow a year

Portland, Maine
Summer High:
the July high is around 78.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 10.8
Rain: averages 48.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 61 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Bangor

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Bangor is 6.4 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Maine.

6.4 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Bangor, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Portland

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Portland is 6.5 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Maine.

6.5 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Portland, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Portland, ME

12 AM PST

Mostly Clear

29°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear25° / 31°W 10 to 15 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear19° / 31°NW 10 to 15 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear23° / 40°W 5 to 10 mph
Monday NightChance Rain Showers37° / 45°SW 10 mph
Tuesday NightChance Light Rain38° / 46°SE 5 mph
Wednesday NightLight Rain Likely38° / 44°SW 10 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain And Snow Showers33° / 39°W 10 mph

Today's Weather - Bangor, ME

12 AM PST

Mostly Clear

24°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightMostly Clear21° / 33°SW 2 mph
Saturday NightSlight Chance Snow Showers then Mostly Cloudy13° / 31°NW 9 mph
Sunday NightMostly Clear12° / 39°NW 2 to 10 mph
Monday NightChance Snow Showers33° / 50°S 6 to 9 mph
Tuesday NightChance Rain And Snow Showers30° / 47°NE 3 mph
Wednesday NightLight Rain Likely then Rain And Snow Showers Likely33° / 45°SW 8 mph
Thursday NightChance Rain And Snow Showers26° / 41°W 8 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthPortland, MEBangor, ME
January31° / 11°28° / 7°
February34° / 14°32° / 10°
March42° / 23°40° / 21°
April54° / 33°53° / 33°
May64° / 43°66° / 43°
June73° / 53°75° / 52°
July79° / 58°80° / 58°
August78° / 57°78° / 56°
September70° / 49°70° / 48°
October59° / 37°57° / 37°
November48° / 29°45° / 29°
December37° / 18°34° / 16°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Portland / Bangor
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 030 / 3011 / 108 / 7
February0 / 026 / 279 / 86 / 6
March0 / 026 / 2711 / 105 / 5
April0 / 013 / 1511 / 111 / 1
May0 / 02 / 212 / 120 / 0
June1 / 10 / 012 / 110 / 0
July2 / 20 / 011 / 100 / 0
August1 / 10 / 09 / 90 / 0
September0 / 01 / 19 / 90 / 0
October0 / 09 / 910 / 100 / 0
November0 / 020 / 2011 / 111 / 1
December0 / 028 / 2911 / 116 / 5
July is the hottest month for Portland with an average high temperature of 78.8°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Maine. In Portland, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Portland are August, July and June.

July is the hottest month for Bangor with an average high temperature of 79.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Maine. In Bangor, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Bangor are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Portland with an average of 10.8°. This is warmer than most places in Maine.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Bangor with an average of 7.0°. This is colder than most places in Maine.



In Portland, there are 3.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.

In Bangor, there are 4.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Maine.



In Portland, there are 154.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Maine.

In Bangor, there are 158.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Maine.



In Portland, there are 12.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Maine.

In Bangor, there are 20.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Maine.



November is the wettest month in Portland with 5.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is August with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.9 inches in Portland means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine.


November is the wettest month in Bangor with 4.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.6 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 28% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 42.4 inches in Bangor means that it is drier than most places in Maine.


May is the rainiest month in Portland with 12.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 9.2 rainy days. There are 128.3 rainy days annually in Portland, which is about average compared to other places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.

May is the rainiest month in Bangor with 11.8 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 121.8 rainy days annually in Bangor, which is less rainy than most places in Maine. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 61.0 inches in Portland means that it is less snowy than most places in Maine.

An annual snowfall of 68.9 inches in Bangor means that it is about average compared to other places in Maine.



January is the snowiest month in Portland with 18.1 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Bangor with 20.0 inches of snow, and 6 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: - 4/2/2009
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ZIPS IN PORTLAND, MAINE
04103, 04102, 04101, 04108, 04109, 04019
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04401

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