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Ayer, MA vs Peterborough, NH

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Highlights

On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Peterborough. Ayer averages 200 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Peterborough, New Hampshire gets 47.2 inches of rain, on average, per year. Ayer, Massachusetts gets 47.9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Peterborough averages 68.1 inches of snow per year. Ayer averages 56.1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Peterborough, New Hampshire
Summer High:
the July high is around 80.1 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11.7
Rain: averages 47.2 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 68.1 inches of snow a year

Ayer, Massachusetts
Summer High:
the July high is around 83.7 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14.4
Rain: averages 47.9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 56.1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Peterborough

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

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

Ayer

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Ayer is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Massachusetts.

6.8 / 10
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Ayer, while January and February are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Ayer, MA

12 AM PST

Cloudy

56°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightCloudy53° / 63°N 7 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear37° / 61°N 6 to 10 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear then Areas Of Frost34° / 60°N 6 mph
Sunday NightClear then Areas Of Frost32° / 63°N 5 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear37° / 66°N 6 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers then Partly Cloudy52° / 76°NW 10 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear53° / 77°W 3 to 7 mph

Today's Weather - Peterborough, NH

12 AM PST

Isolated Rain Showers

56°F

DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
OvernightIsolated Rain Showers51° / 61°N 0 to 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear then Patchy Frost35° / 60°NW 0 to 5 mph
Saturday NightClear then Areas Of Frost34° / 56°N 0 to 5 mph
Sunday NightClear then Areas Of Frost35° / 60°NE 0 to 5 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear38° / 62°N 0 to 5 mph
Tuesday NightSlight Chance Rain Showers48° / 71°NW 5 to 10 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear49° / 72°W 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthAyer, MAPeterborough, NH
January34° / 14°31° / 12°
February38° / 18°35° / 12°
March46° / 25°42° / 22°
April59° / 35°55° / 33°
May70° / 45°66° / 43°
June79° / 55°76° / 52°
July84° / 61°80° / 58°
August82° / 59°80° / 57°
September74° / 50°70° / 49°
October62° / 38°59° / 37°
November51° / 30°47° / 29°
December40° / 21°36° / 18°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Ayer / Peterborough
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 029 / 3111 / 107 / 6
February0 / 026 / 289 / 86 / 5
March0 / 025 / 2912 / 105 / 4
April0 / 010 / 1412 / 101 / 1
May1 / 01 / 113 / 110 / 0
June3 / 10 / 011 / 110 / 0
July5 / 20 / 010 / 100 / 0
August4 / 20 / 010 / 90 / 0
September1 / 01 / 09 / 90 / 0
October0 / 07 / 710 / 90 / 0
November0 / 018 / 2111 / 101 / 1
December0 / 027 / 3011 / 105 / 4
July is the hottest month for Ayer with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Massachusetts. In Ayer, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Ayer are June, September and August.

July is the hottest month for Peterborough with an average high temperature of 80.1°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in New Hampshire. In Peterborough, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Peterborough are August, July and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Ayer with an average of 14.4°. This is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Peterborough with an average of 11.7°. This is warmer than most places in New Hampshire.



In Ayer, there are 13.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Massachusetts.

In Peterborough, there are 5.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in New Hampshire.



In Ayer, there are 144.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

In Peterborough, there are 160.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Hampshire.



In Ayer, there are 5.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Massachusetts.

In Peterborough, there are 5.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in New Hampshire.



October is the wettest month in Ayer with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 26% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.9 inches in Ayer means that it is about average compared to other places in Massachusetts.


October is the wettest month in Peterborough with 4.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 2.9 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 47.2 inches in Peterborough means that it is wetter than most places in New Hampshire.


May is the rainiest month in Ayer with 12.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.9 rainy days. There are 127.9 rainy days annually in Ayer, 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.

May is the rainiest month in Peterborough with 11.4 days of rain, and February is the driest month with only 8.3 rainy days. There are 117.1 rainy days annually in Peterborough, which is one of the least rainy places in New Hampshire. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 27% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 24% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 56.1 inches in Ayer means that it is one of the snowiest places in Massachusetts.

An annual snowfall of 68.1 inches in Peterborough means that it is snowier than most places in New Hampshire.



January is the snowiest month in Ayer with 16.9 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.

January is the snowiest month in Peterborough with 18.9 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 Ayer    2 Reviews
re: - 11/28/2009
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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re: - 11/28/2009
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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