Hamden, Connecticut 

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Climate in Hamden, Connecticut

Hamden, Connecticut gets 50 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Hamden averages 32 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Hamden gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 50 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 32 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Hamden, ConnecticutUnited States
  49.6 in.38.1 in.
  32.2 in.27.8 in.
  108.1 days106.2 days
  205 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  19.6°21.7°
  7.27
  3.54.3
  89 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 Hamden with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Connecticut. In Hamden, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Hamden are June, September and August.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Hamden with an average of 19.6°. This is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


In Hamden, there are 8.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Connecticut.


In Hamden, there are 117.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Connecticut.


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


October is the wettest month in Hamden with 4.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 3.2 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 49.6 inches in Hamden means that it is drier than most places in Connecticut.


May is the rainiest month in Hamden with 10.7 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 7.8 rainy days. There are 108.1 rainy days annually in Hamden, which is one of the least rainy places in Connecticut. 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 32.2 inches in Hamden means that it is less snowy than most places in Connecticut. January is the snowiest month in Hamden with 9.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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