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Worcester, MA vs Boston, MA

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Highlights

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

Boston, Massachusetts gets 47.4 inches of rain, on average, per year. Worcester, Massachusetts gets 48.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Boston averages 48.1 inches of snow per year. Worcester averages 50.5 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Boston, Massachusetts
Summer High:
the July high is around 82.4 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19.2
Rain: averages 47.4 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 48.1 inches of snow a year

Worcester, Massachusetts
Summer High:
the July high is around 80.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14.1
Rain: averages 48.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 50.5 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Boston

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Boston is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.

6.9 / 10
August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Boston, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Worcester

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Worcester is 6.7 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

6.7 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Worcester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Worcester, MA

11 AM PST

Partly Sunny

75°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonPartly Sunny77° / 55°NW 7 mph
SaturdaySunny75° / 56°N 7 mph
SundaySlight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny71° / 52°NE 6 to 10 mph
MondayPatchy Fog then Partly Sunny70° / 54°NE 5 to 8 mph
TuesdayPatchy Fog then Slight Chance Rain Showers73° / 60°NE 6 mph
WednesdayChance Rain Showers77° / 63°SE 5 mph
ThursdayChance Rain Showers81° / 64°NW 6 mph

Today's Weather - Boston, MA

11 AM PST

Partly Sunny

77°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonPartly Sunny79° / 62°NW 8 mph
SaturdaySunny72° / 61°NE 12 mph
SundayChance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny69° / 59°NE 10 to 15 mph
MondaySlight Chance Light Rain then Partly Sunny69° / 59°NE 8 to 13 mph
TuesdayPartly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers71° / 64°NE 9 mph
WednesdayChance Rain Showers76° / 67°SE 7 mph
ThursdayChance Rain Showers78° / 67°NE 5 to 8 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthWorcester, MABoston, MA
January33° / 14°36° / 19°
February36° / 17°39° / 22°
March44° / 24°46° / 29°
April56° / 35°57° / 38°
May67° / 45°68° / 47°
June76° / 55°77° / 57°
July80° / 60°82° / 63°
August79° / 58°81° / 61°
September71° / 50°73° / 54°
October60° / 39°62° / 42°
November49° / 31°52° / 34°
December38° / 21°41° / 25°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Worcester / Boston
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 029 / 2711 / 126 / 7
February0 / 026 / 2410 / 105 / 6
March0 / 025 / 1911 / 124 / 5
April0 / 011 / 611 / 121 / 1
May0 / 11 / 113 / 120 / 0
June1 / 20 / 012 / 110 / 0
July2 / 50 / 010 / 100 / 0
August1 / 30 / 010 / 100 / 0
September0 / 10 / 09 / 90 / 0
October0 / 07 / 410 / 100 / 0
November0 / 018 / 1211 / 111 / 1
December0 / 027 / 2411 / 125 / 5
July is the hottest month for Worcester with an average high temperature of 80.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Massachusetts. In Worcester, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Worcester are August, July and June.

July is the hottest month for Boston with an average high temperature of 82.4°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Massachusetts. In Boston, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Boston are June, August and July.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Worcester with an average of 14.1°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Boston with an average of 19.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.



In Worcester, there are 3.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Massachusetts.

In Boston, there are 11.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Massachusetts.



In Worcester, there are 146.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

In Boston, there are 116.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Massachusetts.



In Worcester, there are 7.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

In Boston, there are 1.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.



October is the wettest month in Worcester with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.3 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 26% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 48.3 inches in Worcester means that it is wetter than most places in Massachusetts.


March is the wettest month in Boston with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.5 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 24% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.4 inches in Boston means that it is drier than most places in Massachusetts.


May is the rainiest month in Worcester with 13.1 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 9.3 rainy days. There are 129.8 rainy days annually in Worcester, which is rainier than most places in Massachusetts. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 23% chance of a rainy day.

May is the rainiest month in Boston with 12.4 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 130.0 rainy days annually in Boston, which is rainier than most places in Massachusetts. 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 50.5 inches in Worcester means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts.

An annual snowfall of 48.1 inches in Boston means that it is snowier than most places in Massachusetts.



January is the snowiest month in Worcester with 15.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Boston with 14.2 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.


Reviews for Worcester    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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Hi. I'd like to know if you still feel the same way about living in Broomfield. I went there this past July to check it out (along with Lafayette, Boulder (can't... Read More

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re: - 4/2/2009
Apex is perfect for what you are looking for. It's close enough to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill to find a job and Cary the next town over, is a little more expensive but... Read More

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ZIPS IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
01604, 01605, 01602, 01610, 01609, 01603, 01606, 01607, 01608
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