Fairfield, Connecticut 

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Climate in Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield, Connecticut gets 47 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fairfield averages 29 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 175 sunny days per year in Fairfield. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fairfield gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 118 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 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 22
Rain: averages 47 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 29 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fairfield is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in Connecticut.

7.2 / 10
September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Fairfield, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fairfield, ConnecticutUnited States
  47.3 in.38.1 in.
  28.6 in.27.8 in.
  117.7 days106.2 days
  175 days205 days
  83.2°85.8°
  21.6°21.7°
  7.27
  3.44.3
  13 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Fairfield with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Connecticut. In Fairfield, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fairfield are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fairfield with an average of 21.6°. This is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


In Fairfield, there are 8.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.


In Fairfield, there are 106.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


In Fairfield, there are 0.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Connecticut.


August is the wettest month in Fairfield with 4.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.1 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 47.3 inches in Fairfield means that it is one of the driest places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Fairfield with 11.5 days of rain, and September is the driest month with only 8.4 rainy days. There are 117.7 rainy days annually in Fairfield, which is less rainy than most places in Connecticut. 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.


An annual snowfall of 28.6 inches in Fairfield means that it is less snowy than most places in Connecticut. February is the snowiest month in Fairfield with 8.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Fairfield    5 Reviews
    Outrageous - 12/15/2013
    I have lived in CT my whole life and I can't wait to get out of here. If you have yourself established, then this is great place to live. If you're a young person... Read More

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    Outrageous - 12/15/2013
    I have lived in CT my whole life and I can't wait to get out of here. If you have yourself established, then this is great place to live. If you're a young person... Read More

    Cost of Living - 10/28/2012
    Very expensive town to live in but good restaurants, schools, beaches and access to... Read More


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