Fairhope, Alabama 

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Climate in Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope, Alabama gets 67 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fairhope averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Fairhope. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fairhope gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 112 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38
Rain: averages 67 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fairhope is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Alabama.

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October, April and November are the most pleasant months in Fairhope, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fairhope, AlabamaUnited States
  66.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  112.1 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  121 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Fairhope with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Alabama. In Fairhope, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fairhope are April, October and May.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fairhope with an average of 38.3°. This is one of the warmest places in Alabama.

In Fairhope, there are 55.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama.

In Fairhope, there are 25.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Alabama.

In Fairhope, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Alabama.

July is the wettest month in Fairhope with 7.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is October with 4.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Winter, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 66.9 inches in Fairhope means that it is one of the wettest places in Alabama.

August is the rainiest month in Fairhope with 13.2 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 112.1 rainy days annually in Fairhope, which is rainier than most places in Alabama. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Fairhope, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Alabama. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Fairhope.

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    Reviews for Fairhope    12 Reviews
    Review for liberals and conservatives - 5/26/2021
    We just moved to Fairhope from California and absolutely love it! For the most part, it’s like minded common sense conservatives close to the bay and lots of shopping.... Read More

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    general all aroung quality of life - 8/21/2012
    Beautiful mix of the standard retail within 15 mina, but in our downtown is ecclectic meets "old townMarch of each year Fairhope hosts a mammoth Arts and Artist event... Read More

    An amazing place to live! - 8/10/2010
    Fairhope, AL is a beautiful flower-filled village on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. We have all the water activities, like fishing, swimming, sailing, and... Read More

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