Hartford, CT has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. The city experiences significant seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation. Winters can be harsh with heavy snowfall while summers are warm and humid.
Hartford, Connecticut gets 49 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Hartford averages 38 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 189 sunny days per year in Hartford. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Hartford gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 49 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 38 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Hartford is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Connecticut.
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Summer / Winter
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Hartford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.